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.
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Reasoning: Right, Propaganda, Conspiracy
Notes: Patribotics is a blog written by Louise Mensch who is a former conservative British MP and co-founder of the Heat Street website. The purpose of the Patribotics blog, according to their about page is to provide “investigative journalism and analysis of the Russian hack on America’s election and related topics. Pro-America, pro-democracy, pro-NATO, pro-Russia, anti-Putin.” While Patribotics does produce factual content, they also promote numerous unproven conspiracies. The blog has been called controversial and cites unnamed sources in the intelligence community. Mensch has stated that she prefers the freedom of self-publishing, which having her own blog affords; she told The Guardian, “I didn’t want to be subject to an editing process. Editors would ask: who are your sources? And I can’t tell them.” Overall, this source does produce some quality investigative journalism, but there are also many unproven and un-sourced claims that render this blog questionable. (D. Van Zandt 7/30/2017)
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