Daily Source Bias Check: Conservapedia

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Conservapedia - Right Bias - Fake News - Questionable - Conservative - Christian - Republican - TrumpQUESTIONABLE SOURCE

A questionable source exhibits one or more of the following: extreme bias, consistent promotion of propaganda/conspiracies, poor or no sourcing to credible information, a complete lack of transparency and/or is fake news. Fake News is the deliberate attempt to publish hoaxes and/or disinformation for the purpose of profit or influence (Learn More). Sources listed in the Questionable Category may be very untrustworthy and should be fact checked on a per article basis. Please note sources on this list are not considered fake news unless specifically written in the reasoning section for that source. See all Questionable sources.

  • Overall, we rate Conservapedia Questionable based on extreme right wing bias, promotion of propaganda and conspiracies as well as outright false information. This is not a credible source on any level or by any known criteria.

Detailed Report

Reasoning: Extreme Right, Propaganda, Conspiracy, Fake News
Country: USA
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 48/180

History

Founded in 2006, Conservapedia is an English-language wiki encyclopedia project written from an American conservative, Young Earth creationist, and Christian fundamentalist point of view. The general gist of the Wiki is that anything bad that has ever happened occurred because of liberalism.

Funded by / Ownership

The website/wiki is owned by Andrew Schlafly, the son of conservative donor Phyllis Schlafly. As a Wiki they are funded through donations and crowd sourcing.

Analysis / Bias

In review, it is difficult to decide where to begin. First this wiki was created to combat the so called liberal bias of Wikipedia, which from what we can see is not overly biased. Therefore, this is a right biased Wiki to counter a generally low biased Wiki. It is confusing. The sole purpose of Conservapedia is to refute so called liberal bias. Often Wikipages on Conservapedia lead to very poor sources such as the Washington Examiner and The Blaze, which have all failed numerous fact checks. They also borderline on hate group status, with their consistent negative reporting on LGBTQ, Climate Change, Racism, Border Security and people of color, Atheism and Liberals in general. You really cannot find a more negative site regarding progress than this. Even to this day, Conservapedia still has false information regarding former President Obama’s birth certificate. In general, Conservapedia is a highly unreliable source of information, while Wikipedia has some issues, nothing compares to the bias and outright misleading nature of this wiki.

Overall, we rate Conservapedia Questionable based on extreme right wing bias, promotion of propaganda and conspiracies as well as outright false information. This is not a credible source on any level or by any known criteria. (D. Van Zandt 8/21/2016) (D. Van Zandt 9/24/2019)

Source: https://www.conservapedia.com

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