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 Women’s Rights News Questionable based on a lack of transparency with ownership and the frequent use of questionable sources.
Reasoning: Poor Sourcing, Lack of Transparency Country: USA World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 2011, Women’s Rights News is a Facebook page that advocates for LBGTQ rights, Feminism, and equality. According to their about section “Women’s Rights News promotes, advocates and discusses a wide array of topics from global gender equality to feminism, shaming & bullying (all), body positive, rape, rape culture, victim blaming, domestic abuse and the survivor stories, sheroes, human rights and more.” Women’s Rights News publishes the Femalista website, NoStraightNews.com as well as the mirror site Gucmakale.com.
Women’s Rights News does not disclose ownership and revenue is derived through advertising on their websites as well as the sale of merchandise on the Facebook page.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the Women’s Rights News Facebook page generally publishes news articles from their owned websites such as Femalista, NoStraightNews.com, and Gucmakale.com. We have rated Femalista and Gucmakale Questionable due to a lack of transparency and poor sourcing techniques.
When reviewing Facebook pages we specifically look at the sources used in posts and the content of memes and commentary by the owners. When publishing news stories they primarily use the three sources mentioned above. They also use other sources such as FemPositive.com, My Wonder Planet, CNN, and Now This Politics. Political content and commentary hold strongly liberal perspectives that promote feminism and denigrates conservatives. In general, the Facebook Page serves as a portal to share news articles from their websites and hence to increase traffic and advertising views.
Overall, we rate Women’s Rights News Questionable based on a lack of transparency with ownership and the frequent use of questionable sources. (D. Van Zandt 7/13/2020)