The Other 98%


The Other 98% - Questionable Source - Left Bias - Liberal - Progressive - Democrat - Fake News - Not CredibleFactual Reporting: Low - Not Credible - Not Reliable - Fake News - Bias


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.

  • Overall, we rate the Other 98% Questionable based on strong left-wing bias and a very poor fact check record.

Detailed Report

Reasoning: Extreme Left, Propaganda, Conspiracy, Failed Fact Checks
Country: USA
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180


Founded in 2010, The Other 98% describe themselves via their about page as “50% Media Lab. 50% Direct Action Crew. 100% Committed to fighting Trump’s Agenda.” The Other 98% is a non-profit activist group that is “tired of corporate control of our government, our institutions, and our planet.” Their primary mission is to get money out of politics and reduce the corporate influence.

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Funded by / Ownership

The Other 98% is owned by Other98 Action and is funded through donations.

Analysis / Bias

In review, the Other 98% has very strong left-wing bias through story selection and political affiliation that favors the left. There is significant use of loaded language such as this: If you want Trump to deport DACA kids, you’re not a patriotic Christian, you’re an asshole. When it comes to the sourcing of information there is very little hyperlinking, therefore it is difficult to determine the credibility and if their reporting is factual. In short, this is a propaganda source that tends to mislead, especially via social media through the sharing of inaccurate memes.

Failed Fact Checks (Here is a short sampling of a few of them)

Overall, we rate the Other 98% Questionable based on strong left-wing bias and a very poor fact check record.  (11/18/2016) Updated (D. Van Zandt 11/12/2018)


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