Reasoning: Extreme Right, Propaganda, Conspiracy, Anti-Islam
Launched in 2004, RINF is an alternative news, citizen journalism website that focuses on producing television shows, films and publishing conspiracy theories such as “’9/11 was an inside job, yes it was’, organised by the American government and Hollywood”. RINF is based in Lancaster, United Kingdom, and Mick Meaney is the CEO.
In review, RINF utilizes strong loaded words, and some of their articles are poorly sourced such as “Muslim Who Attacked Couple With Axe Yesterday Has Robbed A Bank Today.” Although not stated on the web page for this article, the original source is Jihad Watch, which is considered a hate group by the SPLC. In general, all stories favor the right and they use questionable sources such as the Alt-Right Breitbart and extreme right conspiracy websites such as the Gateway Pundit and Red Ice TV. All of these sources have a very poor track record with fact checkers. RINF also supports Neo-Nazi White Supremacist Andrew Anglin who is the publisher of the racist website the Daily Stormer. Overall, we rate RINF questionable based on extreme right-wing bias, promotion of conspiracies, and support for media and personalities connected to hate groups. (M. Huitsing 2/20/2018)