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- Overall, we rate Liberty Bell far right biased and Questionable based on lack of transparency, use of poor sources, and the promotion of right-wing propaganda and conspiracy theories.
Reasoning: Extreme Right, Poor Sourcing, Lack of Transparency, Propaganda, Conspiracy, False information
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Per a domain search, the website was registered in 2003. Liberty Bell is an anonymously run conservative news and opinion website with the tagline “Real American News.” According to their about page, “We’ll search for different perspectives on all things that matter, make America great or appear to threaten the security and sovereignty of our beloved nation.”
The website lacks transparency as they do not name authors, editors or clearly explain who owns the website.
Funded by / Ownership
The Liberty Bell is owned by Freedom Corps LLC, which is registered in the state of Delaware. Funding and revenue are not clear as they do not use display advertising or have a donation link.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Liberty Bell curates and summarizes conservative news stories with additional commentary added to the articles. Articles and headlines often contain loaded emotional, sensationalized headlines such as Rumors Allege That Biden’s Sign Language Interpreter Is MAGA — The Left Has Filed A Petition To Have Her Booted and Judge Drops Hammer On State For Plan That Allowed Ballots Without Postmark — They Were Illegal!. All stories favor the right and in particular former President Donald Trump. When it comes to sourcing they often select questionable sources such as WND, Big League Politics, Breitbart, and the Gateway Pundit, all of which have poor track records with fact-checkers.
During 2020, Liberty Bell promoted misinformation regarding Covid-19 such as anti-maks propaganda as well as election fraud conspiracies during the Presidential Election Alert: Shocking Voter Fraud Captured On Camera. This story is false. In general, the Liberty Bell is not a reliable source that holds a far-left editorial bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date. See the above examples.
Overall, we rate Liberty Bell far right biased and Questionable based on lack of transparency, use of poor sources, and the promotion of right-wing propaganda and conspiracy theories. (D. Van Zandt 1/31/2021)