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The Other 98% - Questionable Source - Left Bias

QUESTIONABLE SOURCE

A questionable source exhibits one or more of the following: extreme bias, overt propaganda, poor or no sourcing to credible information 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 notes section for that source. See all Questionable sources.

Bias: Extreme Left, Propaganda, Conspiracy
Country: USA
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180

History

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 are “tired of corporate control of our government, our institutions, and our planet.” Their primary mission is to get money out of politics and reduce corporate influence.

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 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.

A factual search reveals numerous failed fact checks by IFCN fact checkers. 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)

Source: http://other98.com/

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