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 Red Elephants
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Reasoning: Extreme Right, Propaganda, Conspiracy, Fake News
Notes: The Red Elephants has an about page, but who is maintaining the site is unknown. They describe their mission as “The Red Elephants is an organization of like-minded conservatives that have come together to spread awareness and truth.” They publish news stories under the following categories: TRUMP, ECONOMY, POLICE, DONKEYS, SHOP. In the SHOP category they sell t-shirts with messages such as: “F.ck Antifa” and other right wing propaganda.
The Red Elephants reports all news with an extreme right wing bias as they use loaded and sensational headlines such as this: ‘LIAWATHA’ – ‘POCAHONTAS’ – ‘CHIEF SPREADING BULL’ – LOOK OUT, LIZ WARREN AT IT AGAIN!” Further, they source poorly if at all, for example: “SCREW THE INFRASTRUCTURE, CALIFORNIA JUST PROPOSED A BILL TO HELP TRANSGENDER INMATES…” The Red Elephants also report conspiracy theories such as: “OBAMA SHADOW GOVERNMENT: WIRETAPPING AND ROBO-CALLS?” They have also published fake news stories such as: ‘Democrats Legalize Child Prostitution in California“, which is refuted by fact checkers here. Lastly, this source has been linked to the Alt-Right hate movement. Overall, we rate The Red Elephants as a Questionable source based on extreme right wing bias, promotion of conspiracies and fake news as well as links to hate groups. (M. Huitsing 9/15/2017)
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