Reasoning: Extreme Right, Propaganda, Conspiracy, Poor Sourcing, Lack of Transparency, Failed Fact Checks
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
The Right Wing Tribune is an extreme right-wing news blog/website that does not have an about page. The domain was registered in June of 2015.
Funded by / Ownership
The website does not disclose ownership or who is the editor. Individual articles have author names, but it is unknown if any are the owner of this website. Right Wing Tribune appears to be funded through onsite advertising. Since they do not disclose information on funding it may be possible they also receive donations from individuals or groups.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Right Wing Tribune is an extreme right biased website with every article favoring the right and denigrating the left. There is heavy use of strong emotional language in most headlines such as this: BREAKING: DOJ Takes Down LEADER Of Major VIOLENT BLACK GANG … LOOK WHO IT IS!!!. Another headline reads BREAKING News From US Intelligence… THIS IS TERRIFYING!!! HOLY HELL! In this article, they source SHTF Plan, which is listed on our questionable list for promoting conspiracy theories and right-wing propaganda. Although most articles are appropriately sourced there are several that use the far-right and factually mixed Breitbart as well as the questionable American Freedom Fighters, which has a poor track record with fact-checkers. In another story, the Right Wing Tribune promotes the conspiracy that the Clinton’s have people murdered using this headline: BREAKING: BOMBSHELL PROOF THE CLINTONS HAD 5 PEOPLE MURDERED IN PAST 6 WEEKS. It also appears that every story on this website is a BREAKING story.
Failed Fact Checks
- Does a viral claim accusing Black Lives Matter activists of mugging a woman provide any evidence? – False
- Is there evidence that Antifa is planning a chemical attack in Washington, D.C., during the July 4th holiday weekend? – False
- “BREAKING News Out Of New Jersey….This Is INSANITY!” – No Evidence
Overall, we rate the Right Wing Tribune Questionable based on extreme right-wing bias and the promotion of propaganda and debunked conspiracy theories as well as a lack of transparency and failed fact checks. (D. Van Zandt 6/14/2018) Updated (6/28/2020)