EXPOSED: Ad Network Using Leftist 'Disinformation' To Target Right-Leaning Sites

P. Gardner Goldsmith | February 15, 2023
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(Ed Note 2/16:  The original version of this story connected Microsoft to GDI. Since its publication Microsoft has suspended its relationship with the company. The story has been updated to reflect the change.)

On the heels of House Oversight Committee hearings calling to task former Twitter execs for their censorship of valid information about the Hunter Biden laptop (as well as valid info about COVID-19 and mRNA), and following the revelation that Twitter actually accepted nearly $3 million from the FBI for what appears to be censorship of info that the police-state apparatchiks did not like, Breitbart’s Sean Moran offers another stunning revelation about Big Tech censorship of conservative and libertarian ideas.

Xandr, is one of many online advertisement-connection nets that have used something called “the Global Disinformation Index (GDI),” to promote “good” websites and avoid “bad” ones.

Microsoft recently has launched a review of its relationship with a so-called “disinformation” tracking company after the blacklist compiler was exposed for anti-“conservative” bias and connections to George Soros.

Xandr, a Microsoft-owned ad company, suspended its association with the Global Disinformation Index (GDI) after it was revealed that GDI blacklisted some 2,000 sites, including “conservative websites,” according to a Feb. 11 Washington Examiner report. MRC Free Speech America also uncovered that GDI has three advisory board members with ties to leftist billionaire George Soros.

Brietbart notes that GDI is “a foreign think tank headquartered in the United Kingdom,” and it recently...


“…released an assessment of American online media designed to blacklist conservative media outlets and choke off their advertising revenue. The information is kept on what GDI calls its ‘Dynamic Exclusion List.’”

And, no surprise, this U.K. “think tank” gets money from U.S. taxpayers  in order to produce its completely unbiased list that Microsoft and others will use to slyly starve conservative and libertarian web-writers/reporters of ad revenue.

The Washington Examiner Reports: 

The Global Disinformation Index, a British organization with two affiliated U.S. nonprofit groups, is feeding blacklists to ad companies with the intent of defunding and shutting down websites peddling alleged "disinformation," the Washington Examiner reported . This same "disinformation" group has received $330,000 from two State Department-backed entities linked to the highest levels of government, raising concerns from First Amendment lawyers and members of Congress.

Of course, “disinformation” is a weaponized term, shaped and remolded by politically motivated people for political purposes to shut down debate. Factual information is labeled “DIS-information” if it does not conform to the anodyne government prescriptions and propaganda of the day.

And you likely can guess the results of this GDI “report” on sites purveying “disinformation”:

“The GDI report on the American online media landscape reviewed 69 news outlets, and listed ten outlets it found are the most at risk of spreading disinformation, and ten outlets that are the least likely to spread disinformation. GDI rated conservative sites as having the highest risk for spreading disinformation and liberal websites as the most trusted.”

And the 10 sites that GDI listed as “most trustworthy” might ring a bell – as familiar leftist and pro-U.S.-interventionism sources:

  1. HuffPost
  2. New York Times
  3. The Washington Post
  4. AP News
  5. NPR
  6. ProPublica
  7. BuzzFeed News
  8. USA Today
  9. Insider
  10. Wall Street Journal

By contrast, GDI lists these as “least trustworthy”:

  1. New York Post
  2. RealClearPolitics
  3. Reason Magazine
  4. The Federalist
  5. The Daily Wire
  6. The Blaze
  7. One America News Network
  8. The American Conservative
  9. Newsmax
  10. The American Spectator

And woe unto you, info-serf, if you think the New York Post’s valid report on the provenance of Hunter Biden’s laptop should not have inspired Twitter to shut down the newspaper’s feed, and you who were frustrated by the New York Times taking 500 days to admit the truth that the Post was – SHOCK! -- correct.

Related: San Diego County Declares 'Medical Misinformation' A 'Health Crisis' Will Spend Tax Cash To 'Fight' It | MRCTV

Clearly, you don’t understand “disinformation” the way GDI does.

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