Microsoft Removes Negative Flags Against Conservative Websites

  • Microsoft removed its “negative flags” for conservative media outlets on a “secret blacklist,” including Newsmax, that were blocked from getting key advertising dollars, the Washington Examiner reported.
  • As part of its series on “disinformation” tracking groups, the Examiner reported internal data showed Microsoft was doing a review, and suspending its subscription to a tracking group devoted to defunding what it sees as “disfavored speech.”
  • Microsoft-owned advertising company Xandr previously abided by a “secret blacklist” of conservative news put together by the Global Disinformation Index, a British organization with two affiliated U.S. nonprofits, the Examiner reported.
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