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 Revolver.News right biased and Questionable based on the use of poor sourcing techniques and a complete lack of transparency.
Reasoning: Poor Sourcing, Lack of Transparency
Founded in 2020, Revolver.News is a conservative news aggregation/curation website that claims to be the new Drudge Report. At the bottom of the articles, they claim “Revolver News is dedicated to news aggregation and analysis. While we greatly respect and admire Matt Drudge, the Drudge Report no longer has its finger on the pulse of America. We aim to fill that void, and much more. We are dedicated to providing Americans of all backgrounds and political persuasions with timely, common-sense, accurate, and compelling information.”
The website lacks transparency as they do not provide an about page, name authors or editors, and do not openly disclose ownership.
Funded by / Ownership
Revolver.News lacks transparency as they do not disclose ownership. Revenue is derived through advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Revolver.News primarily aggregates news from external sources. Most stories favor the right and frequently utilize loaded emotional headlines and wording such as this TRUMP SUPPORTER COMMITS SUICIDE AFTER GETTING CAUGHT IN LEFT’S INJUSTICE SYSTEM… This story links to the right-wing conspiracy website the Gateway Pundit. Other aggregated news stories come from credible sources such as Axios, Daily Beast, The Hill, and Local News Stations. However, some stories are published from low-quality sources such as RT, Hot Air, Wayne Dupree, and Twitter.
Editorially, Revolver.News occasionally produces original content that aligns with the right and is generally favorable toward the Trump administration such as this While A Terrific Judge, Amy Coney Barrett May Create Electoral Pitfalls For Trump 2020. Although this is an opinion piece, it does not provide a single hyperlinked source to verify its claims. In general, Revolver.News reports news from a strong right-leaning perspective and lacks credibility due to a complete lack of transparency.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate Revolver.News right biased and Questionable based on the use of poor sourcing techniques and a complete lack of transparency. (D. Van Zandt 9/21/2020)