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- Overall, we rate Unite America First Questionable based on extreme right bias, the use of poor sourcing techniques, lack of transparency, and the publication of misleading and false information.
Reasoning: Extreme Right, Poor Sourcing, Lack of Transparency, Failed Fact Check
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 2017 by Will Johnson, Unite America First is a pro-conservative and pro-Trump activist website, which publishes news that typically denigrates liberals. According to their about page, Will Johnson was a “Democrat his entire life until he moved to the state of California where he saw what happens to a state under Democrat leadership. He now works to inform Americans of the evil, lawless and divisive ways of the democrat party.”
Unite America First also conducts rallies around the country.
Funded by / Ownership
Unite America First does not clearly articulate ownership, but it is assumed to be owned by Will Johnson. Revenue is derived through donations, advertising, and a store that sells Pro-Trump merchandise.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Unite America First provides a link to a youtube channel as well as a link to news stories. News reporting is not original, but rather summarized stories from other sources with strong emotional opinions added. Headlines and articles often contain strongly loaded language such as this: Illegal Alien Dems Used To Attack Trump Was Actually Deported Under Clinton, Flagged Under Obama. This story is sourced to the Questionable Western Journal, which frequently fails fact checks. In another story Slaughter: Cops Who Shot Wisconsin Criminal “Did their job”, Had Duty To Shoot they do not provide a single hyperlinked source to support their claims. Story selection always favors the right and denigrates the left with particular emphasis on portraying Black Lives Matter negatively BLM Activist Fantasizes About Babies Strangling to Death While Crowd Cheers Her On. In general, this is an extreme right website that is 100% one-sided, uses poor sources, and is not always factual.
Failed Fact Checks
Overall, we rate Unite America First Questionable based on extreme right bias, the use of poor sourcing techniques, lack of transparency, and the publication of misleading and false information. (D. Van Zandt 8/26/2020)