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Committee Investigates Claims WEF Blacklists Conservative Platforms

The House Judiciary Committee launched an investigation into claims that the WEF is blacklisting conservative platforms from advertisers.

The House Judiciary Committee, led by Rep. Jim Jordan, is launching a probing investigation into whether the WEF and major advertisers are bending antitrust laws to blacklist conservative news outlets that don’t echo their views. 

At the heart of this scrutiny is the Global Alliance for Responsible Media, backed by the World Economic Forum. As unveiled in obtained documents, GARM seemingly aims to starve certain news organizations of critical advertising revenue by colluding to exclude them. This concerted effort threatens the financial viability and freedom of speech of news outlets that dare to deviate from the approved narrative, potentially driving them into oblivion.

The Judiciary Committee’s inquiry has unearthed evidence suggesting that GARM, with influential members like Unilever and Procter & Gamble, may be acting more like a cartel, using “Brand Safety” metrics from entities like NewsGuard to essentially blacklist prominent conservative platforms like Fox News, Daily Wire, and Breitbart. 

The irony here is thick. While pretending to battle “disinformation,” GARM and its ilk are fashioning a media landscape where questioning the status quo becomes a risky business venture. The European Union’s “Strengthened Code of Practice on Disinformation” adds another layer to this censorship cake, with “experts” branding conservative outlets as risky businesses based on their deviation from leftist narratives.

The ongoing probe by the Judiciary Committee into these dark corners of the advertising world reveals a disturbing trend that goes beyond mere business dealings; it’s an all-out war on the diversity of thought and the bedrock principle of free speech. By weaponizing advertising revenue against news outlets that dare to offer alternative viewpoints, these advertising giants and their cohorts in GARM are not just influencing the marketplace of ideas—they’re trying to monopolize it. This orchestrated effort to financially strangle conservative voices under the guise of “brand safety” is nothing short of an attempt to control the narrative, to ensure that only those opinions that align with their liberal ideologies see the light of day. 

What we’re witnessing is an egregious abuse of power that undermines the principles of democracy and open debate. If we allow these practices to continue unchecked, we risk creating a media landscape where only one side of the story is told, where dissent is punished, and where the rich tapestry of public discourse is reduced to a monochrome echo chamber. This isn’t just a conservative issue; it’s a clarion call to all who value freedom of expression and the dynamic exchange of ideas that is so vital to our democracy. The Judiciary Committee’s investigation is a crucial step in defending these principles and ensuring that no voice is silenced by the coercive power of the purse.

Robert Chernin

Robert Chernin

Robert B. Chernin has brought his years of political consulting and commentary back to radio. As a longtime entrepreneur, business leader, fundraiser and political confidant, Robert has a unique perspective with insights not heard anyway else. Robert has consulted on federal and statewide campaigns at the gubernatorial, congressional, senatorial, and presidential level. He served in leadership roles in the presidential campaigns of President George W. Bush as well as McCain for President. He led Florida’s Victory 2004’s national Jewish outreach operations as Executive Director. In addition, he served on the President’s Committee of the Republican Jewish Coalition. Robert co-founded and served as president of the Electoral Science Institute, a non-profit organization that utilizes behavioral science to increase voter participation and awareness. Robert can be heard on multiple radio stations and viewed on the “Of the People” podcast where you get your podcasts.