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.
International Organization for the Family (IOF)
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Bias: Extreme Right, Propaganda, Conspiracy, Hate Group
Notes: According to their about page “The International Organization for the Family (IOF) Unites and Equips Leaders Worldwide to Promote the Natural Family. In other words, IOF is a christian right group that is anti-LGBTQ and anti-abortion.
In review, IOF promotes anti-LGBTQ and abortion propaganda through their online blog platform. Several sources have called IOF an anti-LGBTQ hate group, including the SPLC. The SPLC states the IOF’s “world conferences serve as a key nexus for religious right leaders and activists and the formulation of policies that are detrimental to LGBT people and reproductive health, and they provide a platform for anti-LGBT rhetoric and conspiracy theories.” Overall, we rate IOF Questionable based on extreme right wing bias, promotion of propaganda and others labeling them a hate group. (D. Van Zandt 3/24/2018)
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