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Daily Source Bias Check: Occupy Democrats

extremeleft03QUESTIONABLE SOURCE

A questionable source exhibits any of the following: extreme bias, overt propaganda, poor or no sourcing to credible information and/or is fake news. Fake News is the deliberate attempt to publish hoaxes and/or disinformation for the purpose of profit or influence. Sources listed in the Questionable Category may be very untrustworthy and should be fact checked on a per article basis. See all Questionable sources.

Bias: Extreme Left

Notes: Occupy Democrats is a political and news organization with an extreme left wing bias in reporting and story choices.  Has a dismal fact check record according to Politifact.  See also Snopes. Always fact check this source! Promotes left-wing propaganda without regard to sourcing.

Source: occupydemocrats.com

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8 Comments on Daily Source Bias Check: Occupy Democrats

  1. I have not personally seen Occupy Democrats put out “fake news”. But they are totally one-sided, unreliable as a sole source, and leave out about half the mitigating facts. But they start out with an actual news item. Propaganda? Absolutely! Fake news? Not really. I know it’s a fine line sometimes, but it does exist.
    Thank you.

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  2. For the most part you are correct Catdiva. However, we had to establish an objective criteria for all sources. Propaganda and disinformation are part of the definition of “fake news.” Many sources we have listed as fake news do indeed publish real news that is sourced properly, but they also publish misleading information. Being classified as fake news means people need to be aware and fact check each article before sharing or believing it. Here is our criteria as listed in our Methodology:

    Fake News

    Fake news (also referred to as hoax news) deliberately publish hoaxes, propaganda, and disinformation using social media to drive web traffic. Unlike news satire, fake news websites seek to mislead, rather than entertain for either financial, political, or other gain. We determine fake news using the following criteria:

    -Is more than 10% of the sources content either Unsourced/Unverified, Propaganda for a singular movement based on opinion, or proven to have reported hoaxes.
    -Each source is checked for false claims from credible fact checkers such as Politifact, Snopes, Factcheck.org, etc. If there are several false claims we rate the source as “fake news.”

    Disclaimer: A source classified as “fake news” does not indicate the source only publishes fake news. It indicates that they have posted false news on multiple occasions and the source must be checked on a per article basis for credibility.

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  3. I think they are fake news — for me, a hallmark of legitimacy is putting things out in good faith, with the intention of being fair and accurate. I doubt this good faith when I see an ‘Occupy democrats” post.

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  4. He first poll fails, so you make a new one? You guys are a fake fact check website.

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  5. No, we re-did the whole fake news category. We felt it was not fair when there are other factors. There will be many sources added here. We got enough feedback to realize fake news from a source perspective is not objective. It must be taken on an article by article basis. MBFC

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  6. Occupy Democrats is extremely biased and promotes propaganda. But to put a blanket label of fake news is wrong. They do publish legit content and we want to make the distinction. We are doing the same for the overtly biased conservative sites.

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  7. If you find this as credible news you have drank the Kool aid.

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  8. I consider myself very left wing – and facts matter to me – regardless of the position of the source. I challenged OD on Facebook asking them specific questions regarding some of their articles; their response was to block me. I think when an organization blocks its own “supporters” for seeking to verify reports, you can be pretty sure that facts and reality aren’t high on their priority list.

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