Reason magazine is the monthly print magazine of “free minds and free markets.” Founded in 1968, the magazine became a mainstay of libertarian, anti-government thought, news and commentary.
But libertarian critics of Reason have long noted certain blind spots in Reason’s coverage. Reason never, ever delved into any “conspiracy theory” questions or analysis of deep-state agendas which might extend beyond conventional politics on display in mainstream news sources. Never did Reason question official narratives regarding climate change, the JFK assassination, 9/11, the 2020 election, or other taboo topics.
Reason’s “science” editor Ronald Bailey makes sure to never write about NOAA’s fabrication of temperature data, or the possibility that COVID-19 was just a strain of flu that was trumpeted by an orchestrated agenda to impose global digital ID mandates.
But it seems that the deep state’s social-credit agenda has caught up with Reason; and Reason is now threatened with serious consequences for simply offering any libertarian content. On February 14, Reason’s Robby Soave reported that a global disinformation spotting’ institution (one of dozens that seem to have suddenly popped up in the last 5 years) had labeled Reason one of the “ten riskiest online news outlets.”
And the alleged ‘disinfo tracker,’ is government funded. Specifically, the “Global Disinformation Index” (GDI), a British organization that “evaluates news outlets’ susceptibility to disinformation” with the aim of persuading online advertisers to blacklist dangerous publications,” is funded with millions of dollars from the U.S. State Department.
Robby Soave pointed out that GDI’s alleged criteria for identifying ‘disinformation’ is less than objective and contradictory. And every single one of the “riskiest online news outlets” share a common trait: they produce anti-government content. Thus, while the “index” purports to be a tool for evaluating the accuracy of news, it is actually a tool for deplatforming information sources which governments disagree with.