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- Overall, we rate SwampDrain.com Questionable based on Extreme Right-Wing Bias, Poor Sourcing, A Complete Lack of Transparency and promotion of Pro-Trump Propaganda.
Reasoning: Extreme Right, Poor Sourcing, Lack of Transparency, Propaganda
Founded in 2016, SwampDrain.com (Formerly TD Newswire) is an extreme right biased news and opinion website. Like most questionable/fake news sources, SwampDrain does not have an about page or list any names associated with the website.
Funded by / Ownership
SwampDrain does not disclose ownership and they are funded through online advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, SwampDrain reports news with an extreme right-wing bias that always favors the right and denigrates the left. There is significant use of loaded emotional language such as this: Fitton UNLEASHES After Attempted Presidential Coup: ‘Bill Barr Needs To Step Up & Defend Trump’. The website also favors President Trump with entire categories dedicated to MAGA, Keep America Great, and Trump Administration. SwampDrain routinely utilizes questionable sources such as Judicial Watch and USA for Trump. In general, this is a Pro-Trump propaganda site.
Overall, we rate SwampDrain.com Questionable based on Extreme Right-Wing Bias, Poor Sourcing, A Complete Lack of Transparency, and promotion of Pro-Trump Propaganda. (D. Van Zandt 2/23/2019)