Last updated on January 9th, 2020 at 06:08 pm
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 Explain Life Questionable based on Extreme Right Bias, Use of poor sources, promotion of far right conspiracy theories and pseudoscience as well as a complete lack of transparency.
Reasoning: Extreme Right, Propaganda, Conspiracy, Pseudoscience, Poor Sourcing, Lack of Transparency
Explain Life is a right wing conspiracy website that does not disclose ownership information. All articles appear to be published by Martin Walsh, who does not provide a bio. According to their about page “ExplainLife.Com is a website featuring Uncensored Daily News and Opinion on the most important health, life, political and social subjects.”
Funded by / Ownership
The website does not disclose ownership, thereby completely lacking transparency. Revenue is derived through advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Explain Life does not produce original content, but rather heavily quotes other news stories and interjects right biased opinions. Most articles contain loaded emotional language such as this: It’s Happening: Barack Obama’s Worst Nightmare Was Just Revealed. Most of the time the news stories they are republishing are derived from far right sources that we have deemed questionable such as the Gateway Pundit, which has failed numerous fact checks. Story selection always favors the right and in particular President Trump and frequently denigrates the left.
When not reporting extreme right biased opinions, Explain Life publishes conspiracy theories and pseudoscience such as this: U.S. Water Fluoridation: A Forced Experiment that Needs to End. The risk of fluoride has been debunked numerous times. They also promote ridiculous conspiracies such as the Clinton Body Count, Isn’t it obvious? Jeffrey Epstein Was Murdered Because Dead Men Don’t Talk. This story is sourced to the discredited Mike Adams from Natural News, a well known purveyor of fake news, conspiracies and dangerous pseudoscience. Finally, they report on conspiracies regarding Joe Biden’s health and the Deep State. In general, this is not a credible source for information.
Overall, we rate Explain Life Questionable based on Extreme Right Bias, Use of poor sources, promotion of far right conspiracy theories and pseudoscience as well as a complete lack of transparency. (D. Van Zandt 10/24/2019)