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 InfoRos.ru right biased and Questionable based on poor sourcing, promotion of state propaganda, and conspiracy theories as well as a complete lack of transparency.
Reasoning: State Propaganda, Conspiracy, Poor Sourcing, Lack of Transparency Country: Russia World Press Freedom Rank: Russia 149/180
InfoRos is a Russian news website launched in 2000. The website does not have an about page, however, they describe themselves on their Facebook pageas “dedicated to a wide range of topical issues of political, economic and socio-cultural life of Russia and CIS countries.” The footer of the website lists Ilyashenko Andrey Vitalievich as its chief editor, however, there isn’t a bio page.
“Inforos” does not disclose its ownership or funding.
Analysis / Bias
The website has a tagline (on Facebook) that reads “world through the eyes of Russia”. The Associated Press reports that Russian intelligence officersare using InfoRos.ru, Infobrics.org, and OneWorld.press to “spread disinformation about the coronavirus pandemic.”
Overall, we rate InfoRos.ru right biased and Questionable based on poor sourcing, promotion of state propaganda, and conspiracy theories as well as a complete lack of transparency. (M. Huitsing 7/29/2020)