As seen first on Breitbart and written by Lucas Nolan.
Despite Microsoft and NewsGuard working to brand the Drudge Report as “fake news,” the conservative news website was the first to break the news about the temporary re-opening of the government in a monster scoop of the NewsGuard approved establishment media.
Recently, Microsoft teamed up with NewsGuard, a web browser extension app which has become a default extension in Microsoft’s Edge mobile browser. Advised by individuals such as Tom Ridge, the first Secretary of Homeland Security for the George W. Bush administration; Richard Stengel, the former editor of Time magazine and Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy for the Obama administration; and Don Baer, the chairman of Burson, Cohn & Wolfe and former White House Communications Director for the Clinton administration; Newsguard aims to apply rankings of “trustworthiness” to individual news websites in an attempt to fight “fake news.”
NewsGuard has marked both Breitbart News and the Drudge Report as “fake news,” calling the credibility of both sites into question. However, the Drudge Report was the first to break the recent news that the President has worked with lawmakers to re-open the government.
The Drudge Report is primarily a link aggregator but also breaks news with remarkable accuracy.
— Jim Roberts (@nycjim) January 25, 2019
Despite the fact that the Drudge Report was correct and posted real news before the entire media, NewsGuard brands the site as fake news, warning users to reconsider visiting the page both on Google and in social media posts:
Twitter posts linking to Drudge’s scoop feature the NewsGuard fake news warning symbol as well:
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While NewsGuard claims that they are fighting “fake news” and publications which are untrustworthy, they are in fact targeting websites that break important national news on a regular basis.