Reasoning: Extreme Right, Propaganda, Conspiracy, Fake News
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Puppet String News is a blog with 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.” One can argue if the mission is successful.
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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 the promotion of unverified claims and strong right-wing propaganda. (M. Huitsing 10/2/2017) Updated (D. Van Zandt 8/24/2018)