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 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 the promotion of propaganda, conspiracy theories, lack of transparency, use of poor sources, and several failed fact checks.
Reasoning: Lack of Transparency, Poor Sourcing, Failed Fact Checks
Bias Rating: EXTREME RIGHT
Factual Reporting: LOW
Press Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY
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. In this updated review they have changed the wording to read “Illegal aliens have espoused rights they are not entitled to.”
Finally, this site does not list any names associated with it, thereby completely lacking transparency.
Funded by / Ownership
USSA News does not disclose ownership and a Whois search reveals domain information is redacted for privacy. Online advertising, donations, and a store that sells conservative-themed merchandise generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
In review, USSA News uses moderately loaded language in headlines and articles: Russia Warns of Global Conflict over Nuclear Pact Collapse and highly emotional wording such as this ‘Pspin’ Psaki Dodges Post Report on Crackhead Hunter Biden Business Partner’s 19 White House Visits. Sometimes they source their information well, but it is often from 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, or known purveyors of misinformation such as Mike Lindell, which has a poor track record with fact-checkers. Lastly, all articles on this website favor the right and/or libertarian positions.
Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, USSA News published misinformation related to the disease and vaccines, such as this COVID 19 Is Definitely Man-Made: A Timeline of Bio-Terror. There is no conclusive evidence that Covid-19 is man-made, much less a bioweapon. Furthermore, after the election of 2020, they frequently promoted stolen election conspiracy theories, which have routinely been debunked. In general, USSA News promotes right-wing propaganda and conspiracy theories to advance its political agenda.
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
- A Soros-Puppet, California DA Tells Her Staff To Consider If Looters “Needed” Stolen Property Before They File Charges – False
Overall, we rate USSA News Right Biased and Questionable based on the promotion of propaganda, conspiracy theories, lack of transparency, use of poor sources, and several failed fact checks. (D. Van Zandt 12/19/2017) Updated (04/26/2022)
Last Updated on April 26, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check
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