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 USSA News Right Biased and Questionable based on a lack of transparency, use of poor sources, and several failed fact checks.
Reasoning: Lack of Transparency, Poor Sourcing, Failed Fact Checks
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
USSA News is a news and opinion website established in 2010 in response to the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA-Obamacare). The tagline for this website is “The Tea Party’s Front Page”, which indicates a right-wing/pseudo-libertarian position. USSA News has an about page that describes its mission. This about page also lists facts such as a 20 trillion dollar debt to prove how inefficient and wasteful the government is. Further, the about page contains an entirely false, so-called fact that reads “Illegal aliens have more rights than most citizens.” This is false. Further, this site does not list any names associated with it.
Funded by / Ownership
USSA News does not disclose ownership and a Whois search reveals domain information is redacted for privacy. The website is funded through online advertising and donations.
Analysis / Bias
In review, USSA News uses moderately loaded language in headlines and articles such as this: Russia Warns of Global Conflict over Nuclear Pact Collapse. They typically source their information well, but many times it is to other right-wing sites with a mixed factual track record. For example, they use the Daily Signal and Christian Post as sources of information. Both of these sources have Mixed factual ratings by our standards. They also sometimes link to questionable sources such as Conservative Fighters, which has a poor track record with fact-checkers. Lastly, all articles on this website favor the right and/or libertarian positions.
Failed Fact Checks
- “human cages” found in Caruthers, California are being used to hold human trafficking victims captive. – False
- Becton had “openly admitted that she’s going to look the other way at looting in her jurisdiction as long as the people involved can prove they needed the Louis Vuitton purse and weren’t stealing it for personal gain.” – False
- The deaths of John Beilman and his daughter were linked to the Las Vegas mass shooting via a device found in Stephen Paddock’s hotel room. – False
Overall, we rate USSA News Right Biased and Questionable based on a lack of transparency, use of poor sources, and several failed fact checks. (D. Van Zandt 12/19/2017) Updated (11/11/2020)