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Overall, we rate Illicit Info Questionable based on extreme right wing bias, promotion of conspiracy theories and propaganda as well as use of poor sources who routinely fail fact checks.
Reasoning: Extreme Right, Propaganda, Conspiracy, Poor Sourcing Country: USA World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 2018, Illicit Info is a conservative news and opinion website. According to their about page “IllicitInfo.com publishes commentary and opinion by conservatives and libertarians, not unbiased news reporting.” Illicit Info is held by Power To the Publishers LLC, which is owned by Mark Blatterfein. He also goes by the name Mark Sidney.
Funded by / Ownership
Illicit Info is owned by Power To The Publisher LLC and operated by Mark (Sidney) Blatterfein. According to SadBotTrue, Blatterfein owns 60 conservative or conspiracy related websites. Many of the domains are inactive. Some notable websites owned by Blatterfein are questionable sources such as Patriot Hangout and Liberty is Viral. The website is funded through online advertising.
Overall, we rate Illicit Info Questionable based on extreme right wing bias, promotion of conspiracy theories and propaganda as well as use of poor sources who routinely fail fact checks. (D. Van Zandt 3/10/2019)