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- Overall, we rate Daily Sheeple a strong Conspiracy website based on the promotion of unproven and debunked claims.
Factual Reporting: LOW
Founded in 2010, The Daily Sheeple is a conspiracy-driven and sometimes anti-science website. The website lacks transparency as they do not have a clear about page or disclose ownership. All articles appear to be published by Sean Walton or through third party websites such as The Daily Caller, which allow republishing of their stories through Creative Commons Licenses. There is an about section listed under the Terms and Conditions heading that reads “WE are the fourth estate – a new press for a new era. We don’t need to be licensed, and we will not be silenced.”
Funded by / Ownership
The Daily Sheeple does not specifically state ownership, however, on their Terms of Service page, they frequently mention the Keryx Group, LLC as the holder of this website. Revenue is derived through advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, The Daily Sheeple is a strongly right-leaning conspiracy and pseudoscience website that frequently utilizes loaded emotional headlines such as this: Antifa terrorist with history of violence gets no time after attacking rabbi. This story 100% lacks sourcing and appears to be an opinion piece by Sean Walton. However, a plagiarism check reveals significant plagiarism from the Questionable source Before it’s News, which has failed numerous fact checks. In general, all stories favor the far-right and denigrate the left such as this ‘The squad’ opposed to law barring sexual predators and terrorists from being hired at TSA. This story is sourced to the right-leaning Washington Free Beacon, which also has a poor track record with fact-checkers. When not promoting right-leaning content The Daily Sheeple also promotes conspiracy theories and pseudoscience such as Chemtrails, Climate Change Denial, as well as promoting the Clinton’s as murderer’s such as this New Conspiracy Theory: Does This Email Prove the Clinton Camp Knew Justice Scalia Would Be Murdered?. In general, this is a far-right website that frequently promotes conspiracy theories.
Failed Fact Checks
Overall, we rate Daily Sheeple a strong Conspiracy website based on the promotion of unproven and debunked claims. (D. Van Zandt 7/21/2016) Updated (5/7/2020)
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