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 AltNewsMedia Right Biased based on story selection that significantly favors the right and High for factual reporting based on proper sourcing of information. However, this source does tend to distort and spin narratives to suit their conservative positions.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: Italy 46/180
According to their about page “ALTNEWSMEDIA provides an alternative to the fake news mainstream media narrative. We firmly believe there is an extremely biased toxic (mainly liberal) media out there. Millions of ordinary people want news without the filter of bias – so if Trump does something good, it is praised, if he does something bad, it is criticized. Sounds obvious doesn’t it, but who is actually doing it?”
A whois search reveals the site originates from Italy and was founded in 2017.
Funded by / Ownership
The website does not disclose ownership and it appears to be funded solely through online advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, AltNewsMedia reports news with a moderate right-wing bias. There is the moderate use of loaded words such as this: The latest climate report is not a serious document. Though this article is properly sourced to credible media, it is also accusing the so-called liberal media of cherry-picking information to be alarmist with climate change. In effect, AltNewsMedia is creating the opposite narrative by minimizing the effect of human-caused climate change. While AltNewsMedia is not denying climate change they are certainly minimizing what the consensus of science predicts will happen.
On immigration, AltNewsMedia also supports the right-wing position of limited immigration. Further, most of the news reported regarding USA politics is hostile toward Democrats. In general, story selection almost always favors the right.
A factual search reveals AltNewsMedia has not been fact-checked by an IFCN fact-checker.
Overall, we rate AltNewsMedia Right Biased based on story selection that significantly favors the right and High for factual reporting based on proper sourcing of information. However, this source does tend to distort and spin narratives to suit their conservative positions. (D. Van Zandt 10/12/2018)
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