These media sources are moderately to strongly biased toward conservative causes through story selection and/or political affiliation. They may utilize strong loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes), publish misleading reports and omit reporting of information that may damage conservative causes. Some sources in this category may be untrustworthy. See all Right Bias sources.
- Overall, we rate Whatfinger Right Biased based on sourcing and story selection and Mixed for factual reporting due to the use of poor sources and a lack of transparency.
Factual Reporting: MIXED
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 48/180
Whatfinger has a tagline that reads: “The Relentless Pursuit of Creating The Greatest Aggregate Link News Site On Earth.” According to their about page: “Whatfinger News was founded by military people and 100% unapologetic for being patriotic. That doesn’t mean we don’t show opposing views, sites and papers. We do and label them on the homepage in sections as right wing or left wing.”
Funded by / Ownership
Whatfinger does not disclose ownership. The website is funded through advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Whatfinger.com is a news aggregation website that primary sources from right wing news sources. Whatfinger sources from a wide variety of right leaning websites, some of which are Mixed for factual reporting such as Breitbart and the Daily Wire. They also frequently source from Questionable sources such as the Geller Report and the Gateway Pundit. While they do occasionally source from credible sources such as Reuters, this is rare as the majority are right leaning. In general, all aggregated news favors the right.
Overall, we rate Whatfinger Right Biased based on sourcing and story selection and Mixed for factual reporting due to the use of poor sources and a lack of transparency. (D. Van Zandt 5/28/2018) Updated (10/4/2019)
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