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MBFC News Evaluates Prop or Not

On November 24th the Washington Post ran an article entitled “Russian propaganda effort helped spread ‘fake news’ during election, experts say.” One of the experts the Washington Post cited was a new website that is trying to bring awareness to Russian propaganda in our media.  After a thorough review of the Prop or Not website and their methodology, we conclude that this is not a credible site.  We will continue to monitor them as they are very new and perhaps will explain more about methodology and also reveal who they actually are.  Below is our new profile for Prop or Not.

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CONSPIRACY-PSEUDOSCIENCE

These sources publish false information that cannot be validated or are related to pseudoscience.  The information on these sites is speculation that is not supported by evidence.  These are the most untrustworthy sources in media. See all Conspiracy-Pseudoscience sources.

Factual Reporting: MIXED

Notes: Prop or Not claims to be “a resource for people who want to understand Russian influence operations targeted at US audiences, distinguish between propaganda and commercial “clickbait”, and help identify propaganda and push back.  They have published a rather large list of media outlets that are either directly working for the Russian’s or unknowingly spreading Russian propaganda.  This source also does not give details about who they are as they fear retaliation from the Russians.  Seriously, they said this. Some of the sources listed as Russian Propagandist are simply ridiculous as they have zero to do with politics.  For now we are placing this site on our conspiracy list as their is very little evidence to support their claims.  If this changes we will move this site to a different category.

Source: http://www.propornot.com/p/home.html

 
 
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