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- Overall, we rate the Conspiracy Inquirer Questionable based on a complete lack transparency and very poor sourcing (Plagiarizing), that is surely copyright infringement.
Update: This source is no longer online.
Reasoning: A Complete Lack of Transparency, Very Poor Sourcing
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 48/180
Founded in 2018, the Conspiracy Inquirer is a news and information website that reports on conspiracy theories. To be clear, they do not promote conspiracy theories, but rather provide information and history about them. The Conspiracy Inquirer does not have an about page or any names associated with it.
Funded by / Ownership
The Conspiracy Inquirer does not disclose ownership and funding appears to be derived from online advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, The Conspiracy Inquirer reports on conspiracies as well as general news with minimal bias. Articles appear to be mostly copied and pasted from other sources such as the New York Times and Wired. Many articles are not sourced at all, which required us to Google the text of the article, to determine where it originated from. It is unclear how they are getting away with this type of copyright infringement. As mentioned above this source does not promote conspiracies.
Overall, we rate the Conspiracy Inquirer Questionable based on a complete lack transparency and very poor sourcing (Plagiarizing), that is surely copyright infringement. (D. Van Zandt 2/22/2019)