Young Conservatives was previously a website found at youngcons.com; however, they now publish news hosted on the Analyzing America 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. Advertising generates revenue.
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 Analyzing America. The Young Conservatives website always publishes stories that favor the right and denigrate the left. Headlines are often sensationalized and emotional such as this: VIDEO: Biden Slurs, Mumbles, Loses His Train of Thought, Wanders from Podium. This story is sourced through video.
Editorially, they have a very favorable opinion of President Trump by frequently reporting negatively on his opposition, such as this: Hillary Clinton reveals if she’ll run again for White House after two failed attempts. And this BREAKING: Trump Betrayed By A Snitch In His Inner Circle, Which Led to the FBI Raid. This story relies on the credible source Newsweek and questionable source Newsmax. In general, story selection 100% favors the right and sometimes utilizes poor sources.
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 the Young Conservatives’ far-Right Biased and Questionable 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 09/08/2022)
Last Updated on September 8, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check