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.
Update: This source is no longer online.
- Overall, we rate Bustatroll.org a satire website based on full disclosure on every page they are satire.
Bias Rating: LEFT SATIRE
Factual Reporting: N/A
Country: USA (44/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: N/A
Founded in 2018, Bustatroll.org is a satire website created as part of the Last Line of Defense Network, a network of websites that publishes satire/fake news 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 conservatives 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) Updated (08/01/2022)
Last Updated on May 15, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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