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American Principles Project
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Reasoning: Extreme Right, Propaganda, Conspiracy
Notes: The American Principles Project (APP) is a 501(c)(3) think tank founded in 2009 by Robert George, Jeff Bell, and Frank Cannon. APP promotes a combination of libertarian and social conservative policies. It is chaired by Sean Fieler.
While opposed to abortion and same-sex marriage, APP largely focuses on promoting immigration reform, opposing the Common Core curriculum, and defending religious liberty (against LGBTQ and abortion). They have also advocated for monetary reform by suggesting a return to the gold standard.
In reviewing the website the primary mission according to their articles is to suppress women’s rights through banning abortion and limiting the freedom and liberty of LGBTQ. They also use misleading information such as the debunked video of Planned Parenthood selling baby parts. The Southern Poverty Law Center has accused American Principles Project of promoting conspiracies, but has not formally labeled them a hate group. Overall, we rate APP a questionable source based on extreme right wing bias and promotion of propaganda and conspiracy theories. (D. Van Zandt 8/21/2017)
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