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 Truth and Action a Questionable source based on extreme right-wing bias, promotion of conspiracies and pseudoscience as well as poor use of sources, failed fact checks, and a lack of transparency.
Reasoning: Extreme Right, Propaganda, Conspiracy, Poor Sourcing, Lack of Transparency, Some Fake News
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 2013, Truth and Action is a news and opinion website with extreme right-wing bias in reporting. The primary focus of the website is Prepping, Survival, and Gun Rights. The website does not have an about page, nor does it disclose ownership, however, they do provide a description on their Facebook page: “I’m tired of saying nothing & doing nothing. It’s time we rally together, get the truth out & make changes to the system.”
Funded by / Ownership
Although Truth and Action do not disclose ownership a domain search indicates the website is registered to Truth and Action LLC. Revenue is derived from advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Truth and Action typically takes news stories from other sources and then summarizes them or adds additional commentary from a conservative perspective. Headlines use moderately loaded language such as this Ocasio-Cortez: The Electoral College is a ‘Scam’ That Hurts Minorities. This story is sourced back to Fox News. Truth and Action also frequently publishes right wing conspiracy theories such as this: New Video Exposes Potential Fraud Committed by Rep. Ilhan Omar. The source for this story is Alpha News, which we have rated as “Questionable based on extreme right bias, poor sourcing of information, promotion of conspiracy theories and anti-Islamic propaganda, as well as a lack of transparency regarding ownership.” A fact check reveals the fraud claims against Ilhan Omar have not been proven. Truth and Action also report on False Flags and promote anti-vaccination propaganda. This latter story on vaccines is sourced to the highly discredited Natural News, which frequently advances right-wing conspiracy theories and dangerous pseudoscience. The website also promotes debunked conspiracy theories regarding Fluoride, such as this: Drink filtered water: Harvard Study Shows Flouride lowers IQ in children and promotes neurotoxicity in adults. The claim that Flouride lowers IQ has been debunked by subsequent studies.
Editorially, Truth and Action 100% favors the right and President Donald Trump.
A factual search reveals a few failed fact checks.
- President Obama issued an order banning U.S. military personnel from using the word “Christmas.” – FALSE
- Connecticut gun owners have started receiving “gun confiscation letters.” – FALSE
Overall, we rate Truth and Action a Questionable source based on extreme right-wing bias, promotion of conspiracies and pseudoscience as well as poor use of sources, failed fact checks, and a lack of transparency. (8/10/2016) Updated (D. Van Zandt 8/25/2019)