These sources exclusively use humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people’s stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues. Primarily these sources are clear that they are satire and do not attempt to deceive. See all Satire sources.
- Overall, we rate Bustatroll.org a satire website based on full disclosure on every page they are satire.
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 48/180
Founded in 2018, Bustatroll.org is a satire website created as part of the Last Line of Defense Network, which is a network of websites that publishes satire/fake news that is frequently shared by conservative sources. The founder is Christopher Blair who fully states his websites are satire.
Funded by / Ownership
Bustatroll.org is owned by Christopher Blair and is funded through advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Bustatroll.org clearly displays they are a satire website in their logo, which is displayed on every page. In general, this is a satire website that pokes fun at conservative who believe these stories. Further, the website again displays on their about page that they are satire: “Everything on this website is fiction. It is not a lie and it is not fake news because it is not real. If you believe that it is real, you should have your head examined. Any similarities between this site’s pure fantasy and actual people, places, and events are purely coincidental and all images should be considered altered and satirical. See above if you’re still having an issue with that satire thing.” In general stories are designed to trick conservatives into sharing on social media such as this: Kamala Harris:’After We Impeach, We Round Up The Trump Supporters’.
Although this site and all of Christopher Blair’s properties disclaim they are satire, they are still frequently fact checked by fact checkers.
Overall, we rate Bustatroll.org a satire website based on full disclosure on every page they are satire. (D. Van Zandt 03/20/2020)