Turning Point USA

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Notes: Turning Point USA is an American conservative or right wing 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded on June 5, 2012 by Wheeling, Illinois high school graduate Charlie Kirk. The organization states its mission is to “identify, educate, train, and organize students to promote fiscal responsibility, free markets and limited government.” Turning Point USA is noted for its Professor Watchlist, which lists college professors it alleges “discriminate against conservative students and advance leftist propaganda in the classroom.” Turning Point USA receives considerable funding from multiple conservative groups and organizations.

In review, the website does not publish news. It simply provides information about the organization and their policy stances, which are right wing. Although they do not publish news on their website, they do make political claims through social media and in the media. Turning Point USA has a false claim via Politifact. They also have a separate website that publishes right wing biased news that is generally well sourced and uses minimal loaded words. Overall, we rate Turning Point USA Right Biased through political affiliation and Mixed for factual reporting. (D. Van Zandt 9/17/2017) Updated (11/28/2017)

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