Since the election of Donald Trump as president the Democrat Party apparatus, liberal tech giants and establishment elites have declared an all out war on pro-Trump conservative publishers and citizen journalists.
As we have reported numerous times over the past two years, The Gateway Pundit was the 4th most influential conservative publisher during the 2016 election according to Harvard University and Columbia Journalism Review. Since that time our website has been targeted by numerous liberal forces, our Facebook traffic has gone from 33% of our traffic to 2% of our traffic. Legitimate Gateway Pundit articles are routinely shadow-banned and censored by liberal outfits and the anti-Trump establishment.
Despite the attacks our website traffic continues to grow.
Several conservative publishers have closed shop since 2016. The tech giants have put them out of business. Several top conservatives are banned from Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
Recently a group of DC elitists formed an organization to eliminate upstart citizen journalists for good.
The project is called “Newsguard” and it is a well-funded organization with the goal of propping up establishment news conglomerates and at the same time making sure any opposition publishers will be ruined financially.
Allum Bokhari reported at Breitbart News on Thursday that Newsguard is openly advising advertisers to avoid pro-Trump websites like The Drudge Report, The Daily Mail, The Gateway Pundit and others.
Mint Press describes Newsguard as a concerted effort by the U.S. government and powerful corporations to silence online dissent within the United States and beyond.
Newsguard is the latest establishment effort to blacklist alternative voices and eliminate opposition to the mainstream narrative.
Newsguard rates publishers on their credibility based on a group of Washington elitists.
NewsGuard, the news-filtering browser extension recently partnered with Microsoft and run by neoconservatives, Obama-Clinton alumni, and other assorted Trump haters, has advised advertisers to withdraw their business from websites on its blacklist of “unreliable” news websites — a list that includes Breitbart News, The Drudge Report, and the Daily Mail.
NewsGuard’s tactic is similar the one used by far-left smear peddlers Sleeping Giants, whose mission is to spread baseless accusations of racism and white supremacy to the advertisers of pro-Trump media outlets in order to put them out of business and silence their voice. Two of the sites on NewsGuard’s list, Breitbart News and the Daily Mail, are also prominent targets of Sleeping Giants.
The effect isn’t merely to silence pro-Trump media. It also ensures advertisers don’t market their products to Trump voters, causing them to rely less and less on consumers in the heartland, and more on progressive consumers who read establishment news sources. The ultimate result: corporations cater their products and “corporate values” even more to the latter, and not at all to the former.