NewsGuard denies being government funded after Matt Taibbi’s Twitter Files expose

Mar 12, 2023 | Political News

Matt Taibbi appeared before the new congressional Weaponization of Government Committee on Thursday and said the for-profit organization NewsGuard, an organization aimed at “combating misinformation,” according to their website, was “US government funded.”

According to the Washington Examiner, “In a lengthy email to @mtaibbi on Friday morning, Newsguard's CEO Gordon Crovitz refuted that the purported disinformation tracker is ‘U.S. government funded.' In 2021, the Department of Defense awarded $749,387 to Newsguard.”