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.
The Deplorable Society
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Reasoning: Extreme Right, Propaganda, Conspiracy, Fake News
Notes: The Deplorable Society is a blog/website with an extreme right wing bias in story selection. All articles favor the right and denigrate the left. Article headlines use extreme loaded language such as this: “BOMBSHELL: Obama Calls his Lawyers in panic as Trump uncovers the woman he tried to hide.” This headline is classic click bait as there is zero evidence to support the claim that Obama called his lawyers. Further, there isn’t use of sourcing for this article. This is an opinion piece being passed off as news, which makes it fake.
The Deplorable Society rarely provides a hyperlinked source to support their claims, but we did find evidence of using the Questionable Mad World News, Gateway Pundit and the conspiracy website Anon as sources.
Like most fake/misleading websites The Deplorable Society does not have an about page or disclosure of ownership. Apparently, the website is run by someone named Kaitlyn who does not offer up any biographical information.
Overall, we rate The Deplorable Society Questionable based on extreme right wing bias and the promotion of propaganda, conspiracy and fake news. (D. Van Zandt 5/27/2018)
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