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- Overall, we rate The Conservative Brief Questionable based on promotion of propaganda, use of poor sources who have failed fact checks, plagiarism and a complete lack of transparency.
Reasoning: Lack of Transparency, Propaganda, Poor Sourcing, Plagiarism
Founded in 2018, The Conservative Brief is a strongly right leaning news and opinion blog. Like most questionable sources it does not have an about page or contact information. Further, a domain search reveals private registration and articles do not list authors.
Funded by / Ownership
The Conservative Brief does not disclose ownership and revenue appears to be derived from advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, most articles are rehashed stories from other right leaning or questionable sources that borders on plagiarism. For example, this story Islamic Czech Thought-leader Calls on Muslims to Arm Themselves, ‘Especially Men’, changes the headline and barely reassembles an article from the questionable Breitbart. In another story, there is use of strong emotional language such as this: Breaking: New Jersey Poised to Become Eight (spelling error in headline) State to Legalize This Horrible Practice, which is sourced to the right biased and mixed factual Townhall. In general, all stories favor the right and denigrate the left. This is a propaganda source for the right from unknown origins.
Overall, we rate The Conservative Brief Questionable based on promotion of propaganda, use of poor sources who have failed fact checks, plagiarism and a complete lack of transparency. (D. Van Zandt 3/28/2019)