Rumour, Gossip and Fake News Sites

A440
Posts: 4758
Joined: Sat Nov 20, 2010 1:56 am

zerohedge.com

Post by A440 » Wed Dec 16, 2020 3:48 pm

This site is a clever mixture of facts, opinion and disinformation and as such is not a legitimate source of news information.

zerohedge.com
Editorial content is written under the pseudonym Tyler Durden (Fight Club bs) and usually focuses on conspiracies related to economic collapse. Zero Hedge sources to factually mixed think tanks such as The Mises Institute, which promotes Austrian (Anarcho-Capitalism) economics. Finally, during the Coronavirus outbreak of 2020, they have frequently promoted false and misleading information as evidenced by failed fact checks
See: https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/zero-hedge/

This site promotes known con-artists
If you would like to boost your immune system consider checking out Dr. Mercola’s website at www.mercola.com . He’s an osteopathic MD with a focus on natural health. There are a variety of simple, low cost resources you can utilize to support good immune system health so you can hopefully fight off the bugs that are a part of everyday life.
See: https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/mercola/

This site is yet another attempt to profit from the more conspiracy-minded people in the world.

Failed facts checks include:
Says China “stole Coronavirus from Canada and weaponized it into a Bioweapon.” – False
Is a Craigslist ad proof that counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally were “paid to make chaos”?False
It’s now against the law in California to shower and do laundry on the same day.Mostly False
A “newly uncovered” photograph reveals Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was crying over an empty parking lot, not detained migrant children, at a protest in Texas.False
“The Ukrainian government just indicted the Burisma gas company & named Hunter Biden for accepting millions of dollars from a slush fund.”False
During the last hundred years the temperature is increased about 0.1°C because of carbon dioxide. The human contribution was about 0.01°C.Incorrect
New Study Confirms EVs Considerably Worse For Climate Than Diesel CarsInaccurate
This coronavirus genome contained sequences of another virus […] the HIV virus (AIDS virus)Inaccurate
Coronavirus contains ‘HIV insertions’Inaccurate
Fabricated genetic sequences were used to support the hypothesis that the virus arose naturally False
Please feel free to rate this site accordingly here: https://www.mywot.com/scorecard/zerohedge.com

NotBuyingIt
Posts: 6584
Joined: Fri Mar 11, 2011 6:21 pm

Re: Parler.com

Post by NotBuyingIt » Wed Dec 16, 2020 9:55 pm

A440 wrote: ↑
Tue Nov 10, 2020 12:29 pm
This site promotes content that is basically a combination of political disinformation, gossip, rumour and conspiracy theory.
Visitors need to watch out for fake accounts and scams, too.
https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/craigsilverman/fake-parler-accounts-gop-republicans

A440
Posts: 4758
Joined: Sat Nov 20, 2010 1:56 am

libertycgc.com

Post by A440 » Thu Dec 17, 2020 5:26 am

This is the site for an extremist right-wing political group which has funded criminal activities during the 2020 election in America.
This site also is run by the notorious Dr. Stephen Hotze, who has been recently listed in our list of disinformation sites
(see: https://forum.mywot.com/reputation-discussions-f5/rumour-gossip-and-fake-news-sites-t71902-s150.html#p275540)

Libertycgc.com (Liberty Center for God & Country)
A former Houston police captain (Mark A. Aguirre), who the authorities said was investigating a voter fraud conspiracy theory for a conservative activist group, was arrested and charged with pointing his gun at an air-conditioner repairman he had pursued to try to uncover fraudulent ballots, prosecutors said Tuesday. . . Mr. Aguirre had been hired by a conservative activist group, the Liberty Center for God & Country, to investigate claims of voter fraud
See: www.nytimes.com/2020/12/16/us/houston-police-captain-mark-aguirre.html

This organization "has a Facebook page full of violent and conspiratorial rhetoric – and even called for Democrats to be put to death."
The organization allegedly paying the former cop to prove supposed election fraud is led by a QAnon conspiracy theorist, and its Facebook page is filled with conspiracy theories and violent rhetoric.
See: www.mediamatters.org/voter-fraud-and-suppression/texas-organization-connected-alleged-assault-over-imaginary-voter-fraud

Please feel free to rate this site accordingly: https://www.mywot.com/scorecard/libertycgc.com

A440
Posts: 4758
Joined: Sat Nov 20, 2010 1:56 am

qanon.pub – Some of the Worst Out There

Post by A440 » Sat Dec 19, 2020 2:56 pm

This site is a source of the notorious conspiracy network QAnon and is a source of some of the most outlandish, half-baked conspiracy theory one can find.

qanon.pub
Founded in 2018, QAnon.pub is a website for far-right QAnon conspiracy theorists. QAnon is a collective of anonymous conspiracy theorists who believe the deep state and media is conspiring against President Trump. “The theory began with an October 2017 post on the anonymous 4chan by someone using the tripcode Q, a presumably American individual that may have later grown to include multiple individuals, claiming to have access to classified information involving the Trump administration and its opponents in the United States.”. . . Some conspiracies that QAnon promotes are the debunked Pizzagate theory, the Seth Rich murder, and most notably the Deep State. They also promote chemtrails which some claim Trump has stopped. Lastly, they have been accused of antisemitism.
See: https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/qanon-pub/

The wiki page for this site says it all:
QAnon[a] (/ˌkjuːəˈnɒn/) is a disproven and discredited far-right conspiracy theory alleging that a cabal of Satan-worshipping pedophiles is running a global child sex-trafficking ring and plotting against US president Donald Trump, who is fighting the cabal. QAnon also commonly asserts that Trump is planning a day of reckoning known as the "Storm", when thousands of members of the cabal will be arrested. No part of the conspiracy claim is based in fact.
Please feel free to rate this site accordingly: https://www.mywot.com/scorecard/qanon.pub

A440
Posts: 4758
Joined: Sat Nov 20, 2010 1:56 am

Needtoknow.news

Post by A440 » Sat Dec 19, 2020 3:45 pm

This site is a conspiracy and pseudoscience website founded by G. Edward Griffin, an author, and filmmaker who has made many false claims.

needtoknow.news
. . . In his books, G. Edward Griffin claims that cancer is a nutritional deficiency that can be cured by consuming amygdalin, which is regarded as quackery by the medical community. He is an HIV/AIDS denialist and supports the 9/11 Truth movement, as well as chemtrails conspiracy theories.
See: https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/need-to-know/

Please feel free to rate this site accordingly: https://www.mywot.com/scorecard/needtoknow.news

A440
Posts: 4758
Joined: Sat Nov 20, 2010 1:56 am

USAfacts.org – A Good Fact Checker

Post by A440 » Sun Dec 20, 2020 9:59 am

This site is quite neutral in bias and has not failed any fact check and is used to verify the quality of news sources. This is a good source to use in checking news information. Oddly enough, this excellent site has a much too low rating on WOT which makes me wonder just who has been manipulating the ratings herein. (see: https://www.mywot.com/scorecard/usafacts.org)

USAfacts.org
USAFacts provides statistics and data on a variety of topics ranging from Covid-19, Healthcare, Immigration, and several other topics. All data is low biased and derived from government sources and agencies. USAFacts does not use any other data as they explain on their FAQ page “We rely solely on government data for consistency and to screen for bias. Data curated by think tanks, academics, or any outlet expressing a viewpoint about the data is not reliably nonpartisan.”


See: https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/2020/12/20/daily-source-bias-check-usa-facts/

A440
Posts: 4758
Joined: Sat Nov 20, 2010 1:56 am

Buriedreport.com – Facts six-feet Under

Post by A440 » Sun Dec 20, 2020 10:22 am

This site is a hodgepodge of conspiracy theory, pseudoscience, rumour, gossip, political disinformation and almost anything else one can imagine.

buriedreport.com

Examples from article ledes: "PEDOGATE 2020 PT.3 – Symbolism & Pizzagate 2.0 ***Adult Content – Not For Children To View Or Hear***"
Cardinal George Pell has been released from prison after Australia’s High Court unanimously overturned his conviction of five counts of historical child sex abuse. Cardinal Pell was wrongly accused. Possibly set up by the Deep Church.
The Vortex — BLM Is Anti-Catholic

Doctor Ted Noel, an anesthesiologist with 36 years experience wearing masks in operating rooms explains why masks don’t work.

Amazon censors film that hits too close to the truth. ‘A Child’s Voice’ concerns the kidnapping of children by powerful people to be used for human sacrifice.

THE DOCTOR THAT DOESN’T BELIEVE IN COVID-19


You get the idea.

Please feel free to rate this site: https://www.mywot.com/scorecard/buriedreport.com

A440
Posts: 4758
Joined: Sat Nov 20, 2010 1:56 am

bizpacreview.com

Post by A440 » Mon Dec 21, 2020 7:11 am

This site is a good example of a political organization dressing a site up with the look and feel of a valid news outlet, sprinkling factual reports from external sources alongside editorially biased pieces designed to promote a political agenda. This is the fake news that many complain about, only it's all Republican and run by a Republican activist – not a valid news agency or concern.

bizpacreview.com

From this site, they claim they provide free of "liberal biased" news but offer only heavily biased Republican views with some factual reporting dierived from external sources:
BizPac Review is a top-rated political news website that provides breaking news and analysis unfiltered by the liberal bias that has eroded the media’s credibility . . .
This site's CEO is Jack Furnari, a well-known Republican political activist.

Editorially, Bizpac Review almost always favors the right. They also republish content from the factually Mixed Daily Caller.

The have failed numerous fact checks:
Says Sen. John McCain was “caught making highly illegal phone call to foreign country.”FALSE
“Breaking: Shep Smith to be canned because he can’t control his hate for Donald Trump.”PANTS ON FIRE
President Barack Obama “ordered our military to enlist illegal aliens.”MOSTLY FALSE
See: https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/bizpac-review/

Please feel free to rate this site accordingly: https://www.mywot.com/scorecard/bizpacreview.com

A440
Posts: 4758
Joined: Sat Nov 20, 2010 1:56 am

Realrawnews.com

Post by A440 » Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:27 am

This site is a source of extremist political disinformation, conspiracy theory, rumour, gossip and is yet another attempt to spread disinformation under the guise of being a legitimate news outlet.

realrawnews.com
According to their about page “Real Raw News (realrawnews.com) is an award-winning independent publisher dedicated to exposing political and scientific corruption.” They also claim to be “apolitical.”
This source completely lacks transparency as they do not name authors, editors, or owners.
https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/real-raw-news/

Most of their contributors for articles are anonymous, such as in one article about Georgia election offical Brand Raffensperger:
“From what I’ve heard, Trump will act on the indictment only if the certification process favors Biden, which he’ll take as meaning nearly everyone, Democrats and Republicans alike, are complicit. If that’s the case, I don’t expect it’ll stop at Raffensperger. A lot of names might be dropping, and a lot of people might be going down between now and January 19,” our source said (???).
. Here is an example of their far-fetched lede's:
Delta Force Raids Biden Compound in Ukraine

It's Prison for Pence

Trump Orders Military Tribunal for Brad Raffensperger

Covid-19 FEMA CAMPS READY TO ROLL
(camps where Americans would be forcibly detained and innoculated against their will)
As can be obviously seen, this is all gossip at best.

Please feel free to rate this site accordingly: https://www.mywot.com/scorecard/realrawnews.com

A440
Posts: 4758
Joined: Sat Nov 20, 2010 1:56 am

RFAngle.com

Post by A440 » Fri Jan 08, 2021 1:12 pm

This site has all the ingrediants of a modern right-wing provocateur site which is discretely funded by Turning Point USA (TPUSA.org), an American conservative or right wing 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded on June 5, 2012 by Wheeling, Illinois high school graduate Charlie Kirk. (see: https://forum.mywot.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=71902&p=275297&hilit=tpusa.org#p275297)

RFAngle.com
The RFAngle is a conservative website founded by Ryan Fournier who also co-founded Students for Trump with John Lambert. Lambert was arrested in Tennessee on charges of wire fraud In 2019. Students for Trump is currently the college campus arm of Turning Point USA, which was founded by Charlie Kirk.
See: https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/the-rfangle/

This site uses a mixture of reputable news sources and discredited sources (thegatewaypundit.com), shaped by a clear political bias.
. . . During and after the 2020 Presidential election, RFAngle published misinformation related to election fraud such as MI Dominion Voting Systems Have “Systemic Fraud,” Independent Audit Alleges and this EXCLUSIVE: Sidney Powell stands by fraud allegations – willing to risk personal career. Thus far there has not been proven evidence of substantial voter fraud, further, they frequently report negatively on the left such as this ANTIFA is not an idea, it’s a domestic terrorist organization. According to the current FBI director, Antifa is an ideology and not an organization. In general, RFAngle reports news with a far-right bias that sometimes is misleading or not factual.
Failed fact checks include:
  • Was corrupted voting system software used in Michigan to steal 6,000 votes from President Donald Trump and was that software also used in seven U.S. swing states?False
  • Have 132,000 ballots in Fulton County, Georgia, been identified as likely ineligible?False
  • Antifa is a domestic terrorist organizationFalse
Please feel free to rate this site accordingly: https://www.mywot.com/scorecard/rfangle.com

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests