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.
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Reasoning: Extreme Right, Propaganda, Conspiracy
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
CERNO (Cernovich.com) is an alt-right blog run by Mike Cernovich. Mike Cernovich, according to his interview with the New Yorker is an “expert at using social media to drive alt-right ideas into the heart of American political discourse” and he prefers to call himself “American nationalist,” but he often uses “we” when discussing the alt-right movement” Mike Cernovich has also been mentioned by the Southern Poverty Law Center as an important figure in the Alt-Right movement.
Funded by / Ownership
The website is owned by Mike Cernovich (Danger & Play, LLC) and is funded through online advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Cerno publishes articles with sensational headlines and sometimes uses videos to promote propaganda by using loaded language:“EXCLUSIVE: Man Featured In Viral Video Getting His MAGA Hat Stolen By A Snowflake Is Pursuing Legal Action”. However, occasionally Cerno quotes credible sources such as the Miami Herald, but again with sensational headlines: “Socialism Sucks: Venezuelan Female Teachers and Doctors Turn to Prostitution to Survive.” Mike Cernovich has been credited with a Pants on Fire claim via Politifact as well as being labeled a male supremacist. In short, this is an Alt-Right website.
Overall, we rate CERNO Questionable based on extreme right wing editorial bias, promotion of propaganda and a Pants of Fire claim via a credible fact checker. (M. Huitsing 10/19/2017) Updated (11/8/2018)
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