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- Overall, we rate Objectivist right biased and Questionable due to the use of poor sources, a complete lack of transparency, promotion of propaganda, and false claims.
Reasoning: Poor Sourcing, Lack of Transparency, Propaganda, False Claims
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 2019, the Objectivist is a conservative-libertarian, news, and opinion website. The website completely lacks transparency as authors are not properly named, an editor is not listed, and ownership is not disclosed.
Funded by / Ownership
The Objectivist does not disclose ownership, however, according to Newsguard they may be owned by Kristin Tate who is a libertarian writer for The Hill. We cannot verify whether she is involved with this website or not. Revenue is derived through advertising and sponsored content.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the Objectivist publishes some original content, however, most is republished from other sources such as the strongly right-leaning Lifezette and the Questionable Wayne Dupree. Both Lifezette and Wayne Dupree have failed numerous fact checks. Articles and headlines often contain loaded emotional wording such as this Bombshell: U.S. Intel says Obama gave millions of dollars to Wuhan lab that produced coronavirus. This claim is not true according to factcheck.org. In general, story selection always favors the right and is not always factual.
Failed Fact Checks
Overall, we rate Objectivist right biased and Questionable due to the use of poor sources, a complete lack of transparency, promotion of propaganda, and false claims. (D. Van Zandt 11/10/2020)