Before it’s News

QUESTIONABLE SOURCE 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 Before It’s News Questionable based on the promotion of pseudoscience and right wing conspiracy theories as well as poor sourcing, a lack of transparency and publication of fake news. Detailed Report Reasoning: Extreme Right, Conspiracies, Pseudoscience, Propaganda, Fake News Country: USA World Press Freedom Rank: USA 48/180 History Founded in 2009, Before It’s News is a citizens journalism website where stories are provided by individuals without credentials.  Stories can range from moderately credible to tin-foil hat conspiracies. According to their about page “As we were following the 2008 election, we noticed something very interesting — bloggers covered many of the … Continue reading Before it’s News