Report ties George Soros funds to unverified ‘hate crimes’ database

Make sure to let us know what you think... we now have comments turned ON below the article!

To the casual observer, it would seem as though there has been a dramatic increase in “hate crimes” since President Donald Trump took office. But a new report alleges there’s more to this than meets the eye.

According to an exclusive report from the Washington Free Beacon, more than 100 media outlets used in their reports a secretive and admittedly “unverified” database of  “hate crimes” that was initially funded by progressive billionaire George Soros and his Open Societies Foundations.

Soros funds “hate crime” database

Soros bankrolled the creation of the project, known as “Documenting Hate,” in the aftermath of President Trump’s election. The project provides a database of self-reported and unverified “hate crimes” that is used by the group’s media partners, which include ABC News and The New York Times opinion section.

The New York Times also lauded the project in a 2017 editorial.

“The partners include organizations you’d think of as legitimate-but-liberal news outlets—the Los Angeles Times, PBS and ABC News. But they partner with blatantly left-wing outlets with little credibility like The Root, TPM, and Vox,” said Dan Gainor, vice president for Business and Culture at the Media Research Center. “They actually partner with far-left Splinter, which doxed White House aide Stephen Miller by posting his cell phone number so readers could harass him. AJ Plus is another partner. It’s owned by Al Jazeera, the state-run propaganda site from Qatar.”

Getting it off the ground

The database was first created by journalism nonprofit ProPublica in 2017. Soros’ Foundation to Promote Open Society gave an initial contribution of $200,000, and later donated another $375,000 to help maintain and expand the nascent database, according to the foundation’s 2017 tax returns.

Soros’ foundation made yet another contribution of $200,000 in 2018, prior to Google taking over as the primary funder of the project.

Those contributions were all confirmed by the Free Beacon in a phone interview with the president of ProPublica, Richard Tofel. Tofel also said that the database was not intended to compile statistical data about actual hate crimes, but was instead focused on “soliciting people’s stories” from self-reported claims of victimization.

The database also lists news tips from left-leaning organizations like the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), the American Defamation League, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the Human Rights Campaign, and the LGBT-focused Matthew Shepard Foundation, among others.

Fake News wins again

Tofel went on to say that the stories submitted to the database are not verified by his organization; they instead rely on their 100+ media partners to verify the claims themselves when used as the basis for their various articles.

“If you solicit people telling individual stories this widely, some of the things people report will be true, some of them won’t — a few of them won’t,” Tofel said. “Part of the job of any good journalist is to verify things before publishing,.”

But it seems far too many media outlets don’t take the time to verify their reports, as was proven earlier this year when the media ran with a later discredited, highly controversial story about Empire actor Jussie Smollett.

“A great many hate crime stories turn out to be hoaxes,” wrote Kentucky State University assistant professor of political science Wilfred Reilly in USA Today. “Simply looking at what happened to the most widely reported hate crime stories over the past 4-5 years illustrates this: not only the Smollett case but also the Yasmin Seweid, Air Force Academy, Eastern Michigan, Wisconsin-Parkside, Kean College, Covington Catholic, and ‘Hopewell Baptist burning’ racial scandals all turned out to be fakes. And, these cases are not isolated outliers.”

And this database isn’t helping matters. Fake News continues to thrive.

187 Responses

  1. I simply had to thank you very much again. I’m not certain what I would have accomplished without the actual smart ideas revealed by you over such subject. It had become a very scary crisis in my view, nevertheless noticing a new specialized manner you managed it took me to cry with gladness. I’m happier for your guidance and expect you realize what an amazing job you’re providing training many others thru a site. I’m certain you’ve never got to know all of us.

  2. Hey this is kinda of off topic but I was wanting to know if blogs use WYSIWYG editors or if you have to manually code with HTML. I’m starting a blog soon but have no coding expertise so I wanted to get guidance from someone with experience. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

  3. 83093 5113When I originally commented I clicked the “Notify me when new comments are added” checkbox and now each time a comment is added I get three emails with the same comment. Is there any way you can remove people from that service? Thanks! 169723

  4. What i don’t understood is in fact how you’re not really a lot more smartly-preferred than you may be right now. You are very intelligent. You understand thus considerably when it comes to this matter, produced me individually believe it from numerous numerous angles. Its like women and men don’t seem to be fascinated unless it’s one thing to accomplish with Woman gaga! Your own stuffs excellent. At all times maintain it up!

  5. 612521 79733For anyone one of the lucky peoples, referring purchase certain products, and in addition you charm all of the envy of all the the numerous any other men and women around you that tend to have effort as such make a difference. motor movers 958868

  6. Hi there would you mind letting me know which webhost you’re using? I’ve loaded your blog in 3 completely different internet browsers and I must say this blog loads a lot quicker then most. Can you recommend a good web hosting provider at a reasonable price? Many thanks, I appreciate it!

  7. I’m really enjoying the theme/design of your weblog. Do you ever run into any internet browser compatibility issues? A couple of my blog audience have complained about my site not operating correctly in Explorer but looks great in Safari. Do you have any solutions to help fix this issue?

  8. Write more, thats all I have to say. Literally, it seems as though you relied on the video to make your point. You obviously know what youre talking about, why waste your intelligence on just posting videos to your blog when you could be giving us something informative to read?

  9. This design is wicked! You obviously know how to keep a reader amused. Between your wit and your videos, I was almost moved to start my own blog (well, almost…HaHa!) Wonderful job. I really loved what you had to say, and more than that, how you presented it. Too cool!

  10. With havin so much content and articles do you ever run into any problems of plagorism or copyright violation? My website has a lot of completely unique content I’ve either written myself or outsourced but it appears a lot of it is popping it up all over the internet without my permission. Do you know any techniques to help protect against content from being ripped off? I’d truly appreciate it.

  11. Have you ever considered writing an ebook or guest authoring on other sites? I have a blog based on the same subjects you discuss and would really like to have you share some stories/information. I know my readers would enjoy your work. If you are even remotely interested, feel free to shoot me an email.

  12. We stumbled over here by a different web page and thought I should check things out. I like what I see so now i’m following you. Look forward to finding out about your web page repeatedly.

  13. Have you ever considered about including a little bit more than just your articles? I mean, what you say is valuable and all. Nevertheless imagine if you added some great graphics or video clips to give your posts more, “pop”! Your content is excellent but with images and videos, this blog could definitely be one of the most beneficial in its field. Good blog!

  14. I really wanted to type a small remark to appreciate you for all of the precious ways you are placing here. My long internet investigation has finally been recognized with sensible concept to write about with my relatives. I ‘d point out that most of us site visitors actually are rather blessed to be in a magnificent network with very many wonderful people with very beneficial secrets. I feel pretty fortunate to have seen the weblog and look forward to tons of more thrilling times reading here. Thanks again for a lot of things.

  15. My wife and i felt lucky when Ervin managed to finish up his studies through the entire ideas he acquired while using the web pages. It is now and again perplexing to simply find yourself releasing tips and tricks some people might have been selling. Therefore we take into account we now have you to be grateful to because of that. The main explanations you made, the easy web site menu, the relationships your site make it easier to engender – it’s most exceptional, and it’s helping our son in addition to our family understand this subject is amusing, which is very serious. Many thanks for everything!

  16. Your style is so unique in comparison to other people I’ve read stuff from. Many thanks for posting when you’ve got the opportunity, Guess I will just book mark this blog.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.