Friday, March 4, 2022

Governors warned their schools being infected with 'biased' fact-checking

Dozens of publications and media organizations have written a letter warning governors across the United States about the left-wing bias of an organization called NewsGuard that now is advancing its agenda by working with schools in their states – through the leftist American Federation of Teachers – to impose its influence on children.

The letter was signed jointly by Media Research Center founder and President Brent Bozell and dozens of other free speech advocates.

They warn, according to an announcement about the campaign, about "both on NewsGuard’s leftist bias and the ratings firm’s dangerous and growing influence in the educational arena."

MRC found, problematically, that NewsGuard was biased "in favor of leftist news outlets. NewsGuard even rated several Communist Chinese state-run media outlets higher than several American outlets and pro-life U.S. websites. The ratings firm also claims to help identify 'misinformation,' but its biases show it isn’t objective," the report said.