Last updated on February 23rd, 2020 at 03:55 pm
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 American Truth Today Questionable, based on extreme right wing bias, promotion of propaganda, use of poor sources, and a lack of transparency.
Reasoning: Extreme Right, Propaganda, Poor Sourcing, Lack of Transparency
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 48/180
Founded in 2019, American Truth Today is a hyper-partisan extreme right conservative website that completely lacks transparency. The about page does not describe this website, all authors are Jim Hayek, who is probably the owner of this blog. The website also does not list ownership or funding.
Funded by / Ownership
American Truth Today does not disclose ownership, however there is advertising, which indicates this website is monetized.
Analysis / Bias
In review, American Truth Today is a typical extreme right publication that is not concerned with facts or veracity. For example, most stories favor the right and use loaded emotional language such as this: Rand Paul Trolls Adam Schiff With Mock Note: ‘This Was Found In’ Your ‘Hotel Room’. This story is sourced to the factually mixed Daily Wire. Another story is sourced to Sean Hannity who is considered the propaganda minister of the Trump administration: Lindsey Graham Shreds Pelosi and Schumer, Gives Prediction for 2020 Election. In general, all stories favor the right and denigrate the left such as this: Mitch McConnell Trolls Pelosi After She Makes Impeachment Pens. This story is sourced to tweets. In general, American Truth Today is a right wing propaganda source that is not concerned with evidence.
Overall, we rate American Truth Today Questionable, based on extreme right wing bias, promotion of propaganda, use of poor sources, and a lack of transparency. (D. Van Zandt 1/17/2020)