These media sources are moderately to strongly biased toward conservative causes through story selection and/or political affiliation. They may utilize strong loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes), publish misleading reports and omit reporting of information that may damage conservative causes. Some sources in this category may be untrustworthy. See all Right Bias sources.
- Overall, we rate Young Conservatives far-Right Biased based on story selection and editorial positions that always favor the conservative right. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to the use of poor sources and a few failed fact checks.
Factual Reporting: MIXED
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Young Conservatives was previously a website found at youngcons.com, however, they now publish news hosted on the Chicks on the Right website. The articles published feature a conservative perspective.
The Young Cons also operates a popular Facebook page with over 1 million Likes and followers. According to their Facebook about page they state they are the “Largest Young Conservatives FB page, providing political news and commentary to America 24/7.”
Funded by / Ownership
Young Conservatives were founded and are owned by Josh Riddle and David Rufful through Young Conservatives LLC. Revenue is derived through advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the Young Conservatives Facebook page serves as a vehicle to publish conservative memes and news articles from the Young Conservatives website hosted by the Chicks on the Right. The Young Conservatives website always publishes stories that favor the right and denigrate the left. Headlines are often sensationalized and emotional such as this: BOMBSHELL: Bill Taylor Testifies, Zelensky Told Me ‘Call Was Fine, I Was Happy with the Call’. This story does not list an author and links back to the Questionable Breitbart News. Editorially, they have a very favorable opinion of President Trump by frequently reporting negatively on his opposition such as this: Chuck Schumer Mocks Trump In Tweet, Backfires Big Time. This story is sourced exclusively to tweets. The YC also holds anti-immigration viewpoints such as this: ‘Invasion’: Record Number Of Migrants Arrested At Southern Border 3 Months IN A ROW. In general, story selection 100% favors the right and sometimes utilizes poor sources.
A factual search reveals a couple of failed fact checks.
- “Mass voter fraud just discovered, to the amount that could void Hillary’s victory In New Hampshire.” – FALSE
- Hillary Clinton refused to congratulate American gold medalist Ginny Thrasher. – MOSTLY FALSE
Overall, we rate Young Conservatives far-Right Biased based on story selection and editorial positions that always favor the conservative right. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to the use of poor sources and a few failed fact checks. (8/26/2016) Updated (D. Van Zandt 11/13/2019)