Part of Facebook's "Journalist Project," Zuckerberg's funding spree has already pumped hundreds of millions of dollars into fake news outlets for "fact checking," also known as censoring the truth.
With outlets in Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East, Facebook's Journalism Project aims to continue shaping coverage of the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) by teaching paid lackeys how to "fact check" any information that defies the official narrative.
According to Zuckerberg and his team, the project is "effectively and safely combatting rampant misinformation on social media." In reality, it is silencing all criticism of Democrats and the CCP.
The ICFJ is also funding Tsinghua University's Global Business Journalism School, which is one of the CCP's leading propaganda training centers. Facebook has sent numerous executives there to learn the CCP's censorship tactics as well as teach them.
One of these executives is Vice President Lori Goler, who went to the Marxist facility as a guest lecturer. Merrill Lynch, Bloomberg, Deloitte and the Knight Foundation are all recognized as funding partners of the program.
An introductory letter to the school outlines its express purpose: to accomplish the "tasks for news media" as delineated by the Central Committee of the CCP. In order to accomplish this, Tsinghua brainwashes "talented professionals" to "achieve these goals" through manipulation and censorship.
"We should be committed to a firm and correct political orientation," the document reveals. "Our school has been actively exploring the theory and practices of Marxist Journalism, namely, to applying the Marxist theory in observing the world, selecting and handling news production."
Central to the school's mission is training journalists who "take a lead in public opinion" as opposed to focusing on objectively reporting facts – sound familiar?
Alumni of Tsinghua typically go on to work for fake news outlets like China Central Television, the Xinhua News Agency, China Daily and the People's Daily. These four propaganda outlets largely comprise the CCP's brainwashing apparatus – or as one outlet put it, they represent a "long-standing weapon in Beijing's arsenal of repression" whose "mission is to attack designated enemies of the Communist Party."
The ICFJ also collaborates with "journalism" partners here in the West via the East-West Institute. This organization receives funding directly from the China-United States Exchange Foundation, also known as CUSEF.
Founded by the vice-chairman of the "highest-ranking entity overseeing" China's United Front, the goal of which is "to co-opt and neutralize sources of potential opposition to the policies and authority of its ruling Chinese Communist Party," CUSEF exists to "influence overseas Chinese communities, foreign governments, and other actors to take actions or adopt positions supportive of Beijing."
With the support of numerous Western lobbying firms, CUSEF has as one of its stated goals to "effectively disseminate positive messages to the media, key influencers and opinion leaders, and the general public" concerning communist China.
Chinese President Xi Jinping is an alumnus of Tsinghua, which is no surprise. He continues to maintain close ties to the school, having recently met with the institution's advisory board at the CCP's "Great Hall of the People."
Tsinghua, by the way, has been caught on numerous occasions launching cyberattacks against the U.S. government. This what Facebook is aligned with, which really makes one wonder what else the Silicon Valley giant is doing to undermine our country.
More related news about Facebook's ties to the CCP can be found at Censorship.news.
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