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 Real Raw News far-right biased and Questionable based on the promotion of conspiracy theories and propaganda, poor sourcing, a complete lack of transparency, and the publication of fake news.
Reasoning: Extreme Right, Conspiracy, Propaganda, Poor Sourcing, Lack of Transparency, Fake News
Launched in 2020, Real Raw News is an anonymously run website that publishes far right biased conspiracy news stories that are mostly fake. According to their about page “Real Raw News (realrawnews.com) is an award-winning independent publisher dedicated to exposing political and scientific corruption.” They also claim to be “apolitical.”
This source completely lacks transparency as they do not name authors, editors, or owners.
Funded by / Ownership
Real Raw News does not disclose ownership. Revenue is derived through donations to an email address I will not share.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Real Raw News publishes summarized news stories frequently utilizing loaded emotional headlines such as this Trump Indicts Dr. Fauci; Charged as Enemy Combatant. Although they claim to be apolitical, we could not find an article that did not align with the far right. Many stories are not true such as this Trump Orders Military Tribunal for Brad Raffensperger. This story is also completely unsourced. Many of the articles are written in such a way that it leads one to believe this could possibly be a satire or parody account, but there isn’t any indication of this. In general, all stories favor the right and promote conspiracy theories. Although relatively new, they have already failed a fact check (see below).
Failed Fact Checks
- Did Delta Force raid a “Biden compound” in Ukraine and did they recover gold bullion, drugs and weapons? – False
Overall, we rate Real Raw News far-right biased and Questionable based on the promotion of conspiracy theories and propaganda, poor sourcing, a complete lack of transparency, and the publication of fake news. (D. Van Zandt 1/6/2021)