NewsGuard’s Advisory Board Has History of Fake News, Unethical Journalism

Friday, January 25, 2019
By Paul Martin

25 Jan 2019

NewsGuard, an anti-“fake news” service built into Microsoft’s Edge mobile browser, has an advisory board with a history of spreading inaccurate information, conspiracy theories, and engaging in unethical journalism.

Four out of seven of the members on the advisory board are alumni from the presidential administrations of George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama.

NewsGuard’s advisory board currently consists of:

Tom Ridge: The first United States Secretary of Homeland Security, appointed by former President George W. Bush.

Richard Stengel: Former Time Magazine editor and Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy, appointed by former President Barack Obama.

General Michael Hayden: Former Director of the CIA, Director of the NSA, and Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence, appointed by former President George W. Bush.

Don Baer: Burson-Marstellar CEO, Chairman of the Board of PBS, and former White House Communications Director, appointed by former President Bill Clinton.

Elise Jordan: NBC News political analyst, Time Magazine contributor, and former speechwriter for former Secretary of State and prominent Never-Trumper Condoleezza Rice.

John Battelle: Co-founder of Wired.

Jessica Lessin
: Editor-in-chief of the Information, and former Wall Street Journal reporter.

Members of the NewsGuard board, supposedly dedicated to separating “good” news sources from “evil,” have themselves run afoul of fake news and unethical journalism.

Richard Stengel

Stengel, in 2011, was criticized over a number of “factual errors” in a cover story about the United States Constitution for Time Magazine.

Even the Huffington Post called out Stengel in 2011 over “inaccurate statements he made,” in an article entitled, “Stengelgate.”

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