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: Right Bias, Poor Sourcing
Notes: Founded by Giora Shamis and Diane Shalem, DEBKAfile is an Israeli military intelligence website based in Jerusalem. They are primarily focused on the Middle East and they provide commentary and analyses on terrorism, intelligence, military, and international relations. In their own words: “DEBKAFile was founded by a team of journalists in June 2000 […], DEBKAfile is an independent Internet Web site, providing an intelligence and security news service.”
In review, DEBKAfile does not provide sources for their claims, instead of using “Our sources” in their commentaries. There is very little use of loaded language, however other sources have reported that DEBKAfile holds a neoconservative and pro-Israel position. While the claims made on DEBKAfile may very well be true, without knowing the sources of their information we cannot verify them. Therefore, we rate DEBKAfile Questionable based on a lack of sourcing. (M. Huitsing 11/21/2017)