FACT-CHECK BS: Facebook’s Fact-Checker PolitiFact is Funded by Clinton Foundation Donor

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By Jerome Hudson

Alberto Ibarguen, president and CEO of the Knight Foundation, one of PolitiFact’s largest contributors, donated $200,000 to support the 8th annual Clinton Global Initiative University meeting in February 2015.

The President Bill Clinton and Chelsea Clinton-hosted event was held in Miami, Florida where the the Knight Foundation is based.

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The Knight Foundation also gave between $10,000 and $25,000 to the Clinton Foundation in recent years, Politico reports.

Ibarguen’s Knight Foundation has funded the Poynter Institute for Media Studies, a major financier to PolitiFact, Facebook’s newly announced “fake news” fact-checker. PolitiFact, according to its website, “is a project of the Tampa Bay Times.” 

“The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has supported our efforts to fact-check political content on the publishing platform Medium,” reads the “who pays for PolitiFact” section of the website.

Indeed, Iberguen’s Knight Foundation donated $140,000 to Politifact to fund efforts to “fact-check claims made by the 2016 presidential candidates.”


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