Reasoning: Imposter, Propaganda, Conspiracy, Pseudoscience, Poor Sourcing, False Claims, Lack of Transparency
Bias Rating: EXTREME RIGHT
Factual Reporting: VERY-LOW
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY
Founded in 2021, Liberty Wire is an anonymously published imposter conservative news curation/aggregation website.
The website lacks transparency as it does not have an about page or name owners. The domain is registered in the United States.
Funded by / Ownerships
Liberty Wire does not disclose who owns it. However, at the bottom of each page, it lists a copyright to Empire News LLC. Empire News LLC publishes the satire website Empire News and the Questionable EnVolve. Aaron Smith appears to be the owner of Empire News LLC. Advertising generates revenue.
Analysis / Bias
Liberty Wire republishes news and summaries from other sources and does not produce original content. Further, the site is designed to look like the Drudge Report rendering it an imposter site that attempts to look like a legitimate source.
Liberty Wire republishes news from some of the least credible sources on the internet, such as The Gateway Pundit, InfoWars, Breitbart, OAN, and National File. All of these sources are far-right biased and fall on either the Conspiracy-Pseudoscience or Questionable lists. The website retains the original headlines, which consistently feature emotional wording to denigrate the left, such as this Florida Voters Send Monument Destroyers Packing in Repudiation of Marxist Agenda.
Editorially, all stories favor the right and often promote misinformation, especially regarding election fraud conspiracy theories and covid-19. For example, in this article from the low credibility, We Love Trump website BREAKING: Peer-Reviewed Research Reveals Staggering Election Fraud. There is no evidence of widespread election fraud that would have changed the election’s outcome.
In another article, they share Covid vaccine information from a person known to spread vaccine disinformation propaganda: Doctor Tenpenny Explains Why You MUST Refuse The Vaccine… Dr. Tenpenny is an osteopath who famously claimed that the Covid vaccine magnetizes people. In general, Liberty Wire is an imposter website that promotes propaganda, conspiracy theories, and disinformation daily.
Failed Fact Check
- They do not produce original content and therefore have not been fact-checked by a third party; however, the sources they republish have some of the worst track records with fact-checkers.
Overall, we rate Liberty Wire extreme right biased and Questionable based on the promotion of right-wing propaganda, conspiracy theories, and pseudoscience. Further, they are an imposter website that almost exclusively uses poor sources, lacks transparency, and routinely makes false claims. (D. Van Zandt (08/26/2022)
Last Updated on June 2, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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