Tell me this isn’t the most purely “Orwellian” thing you’ve ever heard…
According to Axios, George Soros is backing a new media firm in a move to help combat disinformation.
The working name of this group?
“Good Information Inc.”
See, that’s how you know you can trust it, because it has “good information” in the title…
Clearly this is just Soros being the great arbiter of truth that he is, right?..
Joining Soros in backing the group is fellow billionaire Reid Hoffman.
Former democratic strategist Tara McGowan, who previously ran a progressive group called ACRONYM, will lead this one.
Her former group ran a digital campaign which raised $100 million to battle President Donald Trump in the 2020 election.
Conservatives have already begun mocking “Good Information Inc” on social media.
Axios is the first to report on the new company, which claims to "tackle disinformation:"
A new public benefit corporation backed by billionaires Reid Hoffman, George Soros, and others is launching Tuesday to fund new media companies and efforts that tackle disinformation.
Why it matters: Good Information Inc. aims to fund and scale businesses that cut through echo chambers with fact-based information. As part of its mission, it plans to invest in local news companies.
The group will be led by Tara McGowan, a former Democratic strategist who previously ran a progressive non-profit called ACRONYM.
ACRONYM invested in for-profit companies that built media and technology solutions for progressive causes. It ran one of the largest digital campaigns to defeat President Trump in the 2020 election, totaling $100 million.
One of the companies it invested in, called Shadow, made headlines last year for contributing to the delayed reporting of the Iowa caucus results.
Hoffman, the founder of LinkedIn, backed ACRONYM.
Ted Cruz and others pointed to the "Orwellian" irony of this new group: