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 Trump Media
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Reasoning: Extreme Right, Conspiracy, Propaganda
Notes: The Trump Media is an extreme right wing clickbait website that is littered with obnoxious and sometimes inappropriate advertising. The headlines are over the top sensationalized and the content of the articles not much better. When they choose to source, it is often to extreme right or other questionable sources. While we can’t say this source is fake news, it is very close as most stories are simply propaganda. It is probably best to visit the site to see how extreme it is, but here is an example: “Barack Obama gets Devastating News from Judicial Watch,” In this article they source Breitbart (Extreme Right), Truth Monitor (Questionable Source-Extreme Right) and finally Judicial Watch (Right with a poor fact checking record). There is not a single credible source that ties Obama to this story. Trump Media is also on Politifact’s fake news list. (3/1/2017) Updated (D. Van Zandt 6/20/2017)
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