A questionable source exhibits one or more of the following: extreme bias, overt propaganda, poor or no sourcing to credible information 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 notes section for that source. See all Questionable sources.
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Bias: Extreme Right, Propaganda, Conspiracy, Hate Group, Some Fake News
Notes: GotNews is an Alt-Right news and opinion website with extreme right wing bias in reporting. GotNews is founded and owned by Charles C. Johnson who has been called an internet troll and the most hated man on the internet. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center Johnson has numerous ties to the racist “Alt-Right” and has professed white supremacist views. He also has made controversial quotes such as these: (On Blacks) “that they’re systematically discriminating against blacks for some reason. Or you have to believe the more obvious thing which is that they’re dumber. And enough experience with them kind of persuades you that the dumber thing is probably true.” (On Jews) “And it is interesting how the things that are the most screwed up in our society — media, education, and government — seem to have a disproportionate number of them.”
GotNews also routinely publishes unproven claims such as this. In short, we rate GotNews as questionable based on unproven claims, blatant white supremacy and promotion of right wing propaganda. To learn more about Charles C. Johnson and GotNews we recommend Wikipedia. (D. Van Zandt 8/12/2017)
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