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 extremely 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 clickbait as there is zero evidence to support the claim that Obama called his lawyers. Further, there isn’t the 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)