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.
The Washington Standard
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Bias: Extreme Right, Propaganda, Conspiracy
Notes: The Washington Standard is a news opinion website with an extreme right wing bias in reporting. All stories are slanted positively toward the right and negatively to the left. The Washington Standard also promotes conspiracy theories such as the Clinton’s murdering people for political gain. Interestingly, The Washington Standard uses a deceptive technique to entice clicking for financial gain. Within articles such as the one above they place hyperlinks that one would expect to be the source of information they are referencing, but instead it takes you to another page on their website that asks you to follow their Facebook and Twitter accounts. There is no other information. Each time a person clicks those links they are collecting advertising revenue and offering zero supporting information. Here is an example: “In the previous campaign season, we saw a trail of bodies linked to Hillary Clinton, including murdered DNC staffer Seth Rich, who is believed to be the leaker of tens of thousands of Democratic National Committee emails.” When you click on those links there isn’t any information at all. Overall, this is not a credible news website due to poor sourcing and extreme bias. (D. Van Zandt 7/16/2017)
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