Information Liberation

Information Liberation - Extreme Right Bias - Propaganda - Fake News - Not CredibleFactual Reporting: Low - Not Credible - Not Reliable - Fake News - Bias


QUESTIONABLE SOURCE

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  • Overall, we rate Information Liberation Questionable based on extreme right-wing bias, promoting propaganda/conspiracies, a lack of transparency, poor sourcing and false claims.

Detailed Report

Questionable Reasoning: Propaganda, Conspiracy, Poor Sourcing, Failed Fact Checks, Lack of Transparency
Bias Rating: EXTREME RIGHT
Factual Reporting: LOW
Country: USA
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY

History

According to their about page, InformationLiberation was founded in 2005 as an “independent news site dedicated to pursuing the truth wherever it leads, without apology and without care for being politically correct.” Although the website does not indicate who the editor or owner is, Chris Menahan is listed as the publisher of news stories.

Funded by / Ownership

Information Liberation does not disclose ownership; however, Chris Menahan is the only name associated with the website. Revenue is derived from online advertising.

Analysis / Bias

In review, Information Liberation is a news and opinion website with an extreme right-wing bias. Virtually every article reports positively for conservative causes and negatively for liberals. Information Liberation uses loaded words to convey either positive or negative emotions, such as this: Hillary Clinton Scolds Trump Over Syria, Explains Why We Need Permanent War.

While Information Liberation does publish credible news that is sourced properly, it also publishes news that is sourced to right-wing biased, conspiracy, and questionable sources. They provide a list of sources they link to on their sidebar. This list reads like a who’s who of conspiracy and questionable sources such as InfoWars, Gateway Pundit, and the Center for Immigration Studies. They also perform misleading fact checks such as this: FACT CHECK: Hillary Said 90% of Clinton Foundation Donations go to Charity. Actual Number? 5.7%. This fact check simply is not true. Either this is a very poorly done fact check, or they were intentionally trying to mislead. The actual number that goes to charity is 89%. The deception in this fact check is in the wording. 5.7% of donations go to outside charity groups; this much is true. With this fact check Information Liberation is misleading people to believe that only 5.7% goes to actual charity when it is closer to 90%.

In general, Information Liberation is a right-wing disinformation propaganda site.

Failed Fact Checks

Overall, we rate Information Liberation Questionable based on extreme right-wing bias, promoting propaganda/conspiracies, a lack of transparency, poor sourcing and false claims. (3/29/2017) Updated (D. Van Zandt 01/13/2023)

Source: http://www.informationliberation.com/

Last Updated on January 13, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check

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