Poynter Institute Works With SPLC to Compile List of 'Unreliable' Websites for Advertisers to 'Blacklist'

"Blacklist" includes sites like Breitbart, American Thinker, Antiwar.com, CNS News and The Daily Caller.
Chris Menahan

May. 02, 2019

The Poynter Institute just published a list of "unreliable" websites for advertisers to "blacklist" which was compiled by a podcaster who works for the disgraced Southern Poverty Law Center.

The Poynter Institute claims on their website that their mission is to champion "freedom of expression, civil dialogue, and compelling journalism."

Apparently, that's done by having SPLC podcaster Barrett Golding compile list of anti-establishment right-wing and anti-establishment left-wing websites to "blacklist" (his words).

The "blacklist" includes sites like Breitbart, American Thinker, Antiwar.com, CNS News, The Daily Caller, Infowars, Lew Rockwell, LifeNews, LifeSiteNews, BlacklistedNews, Zero Hedge and tons of others which the SPLC doesn't like and puts them side by side with websites that just make up fake news.

Here's an excerpt:
Blacklisting bots, fraud and false-news sites

Fake news is a business. Much of that business is ad-supported.

Advertisers don't want to support publishers that might tar their brand with hate speech, falsehoods or some kinds of political messaging -- but too often, they have little choice in the matter.

Most ad-tech dashboards make it hard for businesses to prevent their ads from appearing on (and funding) disreputable sites. Marketers can create blacklists, but many of those lists have been out-of-date or incomplete.

Aside from journalists, researchers and news consumers, we hope that the index will be useful for advertisers that want to stop funding misinformation.
As a reminder, SPLC President Morris Dees and his second in command Richard Cohen just recently had to both resign after their organization was exposed as a "highly profitable scam" which allegedly discriminated against the few minorities they actually employed and subjected them to repeated sexual harassment.

These are the type of people running the "fact-checking" industry.

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