Dhillon on Microsoft NewsGuard

Harmeet Dhillon

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According to Dhillon

Microsoft is a little late to the game, but as part of their new edge browser which came out in 2015 meant to replace the Microsoft Explorer browser, they have a news guard that users can turn on. This censors on the news search engine, and when you search for something like a particular news source it will have a pop up that tells you whether they have a green check mark or not. The usual suspects in big media on the left have the green check mark, for example, “Rolling Stone,” which has had a big scandal in its reporting about a rape crisis on campus. Another is Huffington Post, BuzzFeed which is notorious for its anti-Trump bias in its reporting and others. You know there are some mainstream sources there as well, but the way they go about censoring people is very interesting. They go to each individual news outlet and they ask them who are their investors, who are their donors. Many news outlets are afraid to criticize Microsoft. It is interesting that I did, send this piece to a few different outlets. “Daily Caller” stepped up and was courageous enough to publish it, but several others said we don’t want to criticize Microsoft and news edge, because we are afraid they will downgrade us in their ratings.

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This isn’t really liberal or conservative. It is establishment versus anti-establishment. News organizations in the new media world, which rely on investors as opposed to old media organizations like “The Washington Post,” “The New York Times,” are more likely to be the ones where a censor can go and say, “Aha! I see where your money is coming from, it’s from people we don’t like.” Some of the censors for this organization NewsGuard Microsoft is using have invoked southern poverty law center, for example, southern poverty law center calls you a hate speech purveyor. We’ll put that in our little rating of you. Southern poverty law center is an organization with an agenda that is paid out defamation awards for its negative reporting. This is a very biased and likely to be abused endeavour, but disguised as something reliable. Microsoft has got a good brand name. People will look at that. I think it is very dangerous and consumers do not really understand the whole agenda that is behind the censors.

Harmeet Dhillon is a nationally recognized lawyer, trusted boardroom advisor, and passionate advocate for individual, corporate and institutional clients across numerous industries and walks of life. Her focus is in commercial litigation, employment law, First Amendment rights, and election law matters.
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