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.
- Overall, we rate DC Alert Questionable based on Extreme Right bias, poor sourcing, plagiarism and a complete lack of transparency.
Reasoning: Extreme Right, Poor Sourcing, Plagiarism, Lack of Transparency
Founded in 2016, DC Alert is a strongly right leaning news and opinion website. According to their about page “We seek out stories not normally covered by the main street media and ones that will have an impact on the day-to-day lives of our readers.” The website does not disclose ownership, editorship or provide bylines for news articles.
Funded by / Ownership
The DC Alert website does not disclose ownership and the website is funded through online advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, DC Alert reports news without providing the name of the author. All news stories strongly favor the right through both story selection and highly biased wording such as this, Barr ADMITS Shocking But Much Needed TRUTH. This story is not sourced at all. This highly loaded headline, Biden DECLARES WAR on the 2nd Amendment, also does not provide a source for the story, however a search of text reveals it is mostly plagiarized from the right leaning Daily Wire. In general, all stories on DC Alert favor the right through emotional wording and poor use of sources.
Overall, we rate DC Alert Questionable based on Extreme Right bias, poor sourcing, plagiarism and a complete lack of transparency. (D. Van Zandt 6/1/2019)