A questionable source exhibits one or more of the following: extreme bias, overt propaganda, poor or no sourcing to credible information 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 notes section for that source. See all Questionable sources.
Puppet String News
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Bias: Extreme Right, Propaganda, Conspiracy, Fake News
Puppet String News is a blog with an extreme right wing bias in reporting. The site describes itself on their about page as “Puppet String News was created by a US NAVY vet, who served four years in the military, got out because he was tired of the world and its current state. Decided to get into alternative news to tell the truth to best of ability.” On can argue if the mission is successful.
Funded by / Ownership
The website does not openly disclose ownership, though it appears to be the personal blog of an anonymous person, who derives funding through online advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Puppet String News publishes stories with sensational headlines such as: ”President Trump finally grabbed a pussy yesterday” and they use loaded words both in their headlines and the articles. Further, the articles are poorly sourced. Puppet String News also publishes conspiracy theories such as “Seth Rich murder connection, John Podesta ex sister-in-law is on DC Police board”
On 10/2/2017 there was a mass shooting in Las Vegas that has been called the worst in USA history. Over the course of a few hours Puppet String News reported without verification that Antifa was behind the shooting, then ISIS and finally they concluded that it was an act of mind control through MK Ultra and the Deep State.
Puppet String News does not have a positive track record with fact checkers.
Overall, Puppet String News could be rated as a conspiracy website, but due to extreme right wing bias we simply rate them a questionable source due to promotion of unverified claims and strong right wing propaganda. (M. Huitsing 10/2/2017) Updated (8/24/2018)
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