Last updated on July 12th, 2020 at 04:45 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 Pro Trump News Questionable based on extreme right bias, promotion of propaganda, use of poor sources, and a complete lack of transparency.
Reasoning: Extreme Right, Propaganda, Conspiracy, Poor Sourcing, Lack of Transparency
Founded on 2019, Pro Trump News is a hyper-partisan site that completely matches its name. They support and promote Pro-Trump propaganda exclusively by linking news articles to questionable and far-right sources. This site could also be classified as an imposter fake site as they mimic the Drudge Report in layout. Basically, this source completely lacks transparency as there is zero disclosure.
Funded by / Ownership
Pro Trump News does not disclose ownership and revenue is not offered as this seems to be a portal to questionable and far-right media sources.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Pro Trump News links to news stories that favor President Trump or denigrate the left with a website that looks like the Drudge Report. This is an attempt to be a fake site that acts as an imposter to a real website. Essentially, this website curates news that is positive for President Trump with little regard to how credible the source is. For example, this story, CNN Panel Celebrates Impeachment As Great Day For Democracy, Toobin Says Trump ‘Deserved It’ (VIDEO), which leads to American Lookout, that we have rated as Questionable. The bottom line is most of the links on this website lead to Questionable sources. This is not a credible source.
Overall, we rate Pro Trump News Questionable based on extreme right bias, promotion of propaganda, use of poor sources, and a complete lack of transparency. (D. Van Zandt 12/19/2019)