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- Overall, we rate the Conservative Matrix Right Biased and Questionable due to a complete lack of transparency, the use of poor sources who frequently fail fact checks as well as the promotion of right-wing propaganda.
Reasoning: Lack of Transparency, Poor Sourcing, Propaganda
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 2016, the Conservative Matrix is an anonymously run conservative news and opinion blog. The website completely lacks transparency as they do not have an about page or indicate ownership. All articles are published by Phoenix Brooks, which is not the person’s real name.
Funded by / Ownership
Conservative Matrix does not reveal ownership and revenue is derived through advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the Conservative Matrix publishes commentary and summarized news stories by Phoenix Brooks. Articles and headlines often use loaded emotional language that favors the right such as this [VIDEO] Trump Derangement Syndrome On Full Display As Tik Tok “Influencer” Screams And Rants At Her Camera. This story is sourced from a Tik Tok video. In fact, many stories revolve around video, often from unknown sources. When it comes to sourcing they utilize poor sources such as Pat Gray from The Blaze, Ben Shapiro from the Daily Wire, and Campus Reform, all of which we rate Mixed for factual reporting due to failed fact checks.
Editorially, all stories favor the Right and in particular Donald Trump and frequently denigrate the left with stories such as this [VIDEO] Ted Cruz Obliterates Twitter CEO At Congressional Hearing. The website also features a section called humor with stories such as this [VIDEO] What Police Interactions Look Like In BLM’s America. In general, the information reported is mostly factual, however, it is completely one-sided and propagandistic in its support for the right.
Failed Fact Checks
- They have not been fact-checked to date
Overall, we rate the Conservative Matrix Right Biased and Questionable due to a complete lack of transparency, the use of poor sources who frequently fail fact checks as well as the promotion of right-wing propaganda. (D. Van Zandt 11/28/2020)