Last updated on March 28th, 2021 at 08:30 pm
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 Overpasses for America Right Biased and Questionable based on a complete lack of transparency, poor sourcing techniques, and a few failed fact checks.
Reasoning: Lack of Transparency, Failed Fact Checks, Poor Sourcing
Bias Rating: RIGHT
Factual Reporting: MIXED
Country: United Kingdom (35/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY
Founded in 2011, Overpasses for America is a conservative news and opinion website. According to their about page “Overpasses For America is the HQ Destination That Provides Breaking News About Business, Technology, Politics, Gadgets, Apps, Gaming, Enterprise, Social, Marketing, Mobile and Beyond.”
The website lacks transparency as it does not disclose ownership or provide author bios. The domain is registered in the United Kingdom.
Funded by / Ownership
Overpasses for America does not disclose ownership, however, it seems Carl Westwood publishes every article, which might indicate he is the owner. Revenue is derived through advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Overpasses for America publishes summarized news stories from other sources with generally low-based headlines such as this The Main Candidate Was Presented in Just a Few Minutes Last Night. This story is not sourced at all. For the most part, this source is not nearly as far-right biased as they were in 2017. While there have been improvements this source still lack the basic standards of credibility.
Failed Fact Checks
- George Soros said that he funded the Black Lives Matter movement because he wanted to ‘bring down the United States’ and ‘the black community is the easiest to manipulate.’ – False
- Maxine Waters said she fears that Donald Trump would lead the United States into a war, if North Korea launched a nuclear attack. – False
- Hillary Clinton Met with Manchester Bomber’s Father – Fiction
Overall, we rate Overpasses for America Right Biased and Questionable based on a complete lack of transparency, poor sourcing techniques, and a few failed fact checks. (D. Van Zandt 3/11/2017) Updated (3/28/2021)