The same teachers union that actively lobbied to keep schools closed partnered with the left-wing “anti-misinformation” company NewsGuard this week to steer students seeking answers outside of the corrupt corporate media propaganda away from factual, conservative news outlets.
The American Federation of Teachers claims that their new deal with NewsGuard will “help educators and their students navigate a sea of online disinformation” by granting AFT’s 1.7 million members free access to the misinformation software, but the “fact-checking” company is far from unbiased.
NewsGuard is a pro-censorship browser extension that discourages users from clicking on news sites its team of “trained journalists” has deemed unacceptable. The “anti-misinformation” company, which is largely staffed by Ivy League graduates, claims to be apolitical but scores leftist corporate media sites 27 points higher on average than conservative ones and even features a glowing segment from CNN’s Brian Stelter on its front webpage.
NewsGuard has already infiltrated “hundreds of public libraries globally” by enabling the filtration browser extension “on their public-access computers” and now it will be welcomed into public schools via teachers in the increasingly leftist AFT. Under NewsGuard’s filter, students will be encouraged to avoid blacklisted news sites marked as “red” such as The Federalist and pro-life group LiveAction.
AFT is the same teachers union whose openly Democrat President Randi Weingarten once claimed that critical race theory “is not taught in schools.” Shortly after, AFT proceeded to encourage teachers to use racist curricula in classrooms.
The union also promoted AFT Secretary-Treasurer Fedrick Ingram’s appearance on “Good Morning America” where he claimed teaching critical race theory allows educators to “give our students the opportunity to understand the full breadth and depth of the American society.”
The Washington Post also published a glowing profile of Weingarten who made vague promises to sue anyone who tries to stop teachers from teaching what she labels “honest history” but really relies on inaccurate and error-filled content such as the “1619 Project.” One day after the article ran, reports indicated that the infamous “antiracist” grifter Ibram X. Kendi would headline the 2021 AFT union conference.
Weingarten has also has used her position to call for vaccine mandates and lessons on the Jan. 6 Capitol riot which she conveniently claimed was an “insurrection.”