Disinformation Inc: Federal funding of conservative media blacklist harms Americans
An effort to defund “risky” news websites is misleading Americans about what qualifies as disinformation and which news sources are worthy of their trust.
The Global Disinformation Index (GDI) recently published its 2022 “Disinformation Risk Assessment” on U.S. news media sources. The U.K.-based company’s rankings of the 10 “riskiest” and 10 “lowest risk” sources are heavily biased in favor of mainstream, liberal-leaning news outlets. The list was exposed in a series of Washington Examiner reports.
If done right, this list could be immensely powerful. Companies, platforms, and consumers could avoid ill-intentioned actors. The information ecosystem...