Rumour, Gossip and Fake News Sites

A440
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Issuesinsights.com

Post by A440 » Sun Aug 16, 2020 8:59 am

This site is a Libertarian-leaning news and opinion website which has failed various fact-checks and promotes political disinformation.

Issuesinsights.com
Issues & Insights reports news and commentary through guest authors as well as opinion pieces written by members of their editorial board. Most members of the editorial board are from the strongly right-leaning Investor’s Business Daily, which does not have a positive record with fact-checkers. Guest articles typically contain moderately loaded emotional language such as: FDA Plays Defense On COVID-19 Vaccine Approvals. This article is sourced to credible media outlets such as the New York Times, Politico, and the FDA, however the story selection always favors the right and frequently denigrates the left such as this: Democrats’ Scorched-Earth Tactics Should Stop at the Virus’ Edge. (But Won’t). When it comes to sourcing, I&I always provides links to support their claims, however, some of the sources they utilize have very poor track records with fact-checkers such as American Thinker, Hot Air, and Rush Limbaugh.

Editorially, all opinions tend to favor a libertarian/conservative perspective. For example, many articles harshly criticize the left such as: No Doubt About It: Democrats Are Part Of The Riot Problem, while frequently reporting favorably on President Trump: The Facts About Trump That Are Deadly For Democrats. When it comes to science they sometimes publish misleading information regarding climate change that does not support the consensus such as this: A Short List Of Facts Global Warming Alarmists Don’t Want To Face.
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A440
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americanpeopledaily.com

Post by A440 » Mon Aug 17, 2020 7:49 am

This site is is an anonymously run hyper-partisan conservative news and opinion website which completely lacks transparency as they do not name editors, authors, or disclose ownership.

americanpeopledaily.com
American People Daily does not produce original news stories but rather offers commentary on news. Articles and headlines often contain highly charged emotional wording that favors the right and denigrates the left: Disgusting! White Segregation Under Way in Chicago and this: Kamala’s V.P. Nomination Makes Her the First Place Loser. Further, this source presents opinions with a sycophantic view of President Trump such as: Genius! Trump Finds a Legal Way to Stifle Democratic Votes. When it comes to sourcing information, there are zero hyperlinks to be found to support claims. None!
Excerpt from: https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/american-people-daily/

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rightwingtribune.com

Post by A440 » Tue Aug 18, 2020 10:49 am

This site is an extreme right biased website with every article favoring the right and denigrating the left. There is heavy use of strong emotional language in most headlines such as this: BREAKING: DOJ Takes Down LEADER Of Major VIOLENT BLACK GANG … LOOK WHO IT IS!!!.

rightwingtribune.com
. . . they source SHTF Plan, which is listed on our questionable list for promoting conspiracy theories and right-wing propaganda. Although most articles are appropriately sourced there are several that use the far-right and factually mixed Breitbart as well as the questionable American Freedom Fighters, which has a poor track record with fact-checkers.
Please feel free to rate this site accordingly: https://www.mywot.com/scorecard/rightwingtribune.com

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shtfplan.com

Post by A440 » Tue Aug 18, 2020 10:55 am

This site is yet another conspiracy site with racial overtones, dodgy links, and opinion loaded articles.

shtfplan.com
SHTFplan.com is a news and opinion website with an extreme right-wing bias. While many stories are factual on SHTF, some are highly questionable. For example, there are many instances on the website where SHTF subscribes to the New World Order conspiracy. In other cases, they routinely use loaded language to describe African Americans. Overall, this source amounts to a right-wing propaganda site.
See: https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/shtfplan-com/

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100percentfedup.com

Post by A440 » Tue Aug 18, 2020 11:06 am

This site is yet another Tea Party inspired rant, laced with gossip, false allegations, and blatant right-wing political disinformation:

100percentfedup.com
When it comes to sourcing of information, 100 Percent Fed Up typically provides links to mostly mainstream sources and then follows with hyper-partisan biased opinions that favor the right. However, they also occasionally utilize right wing conspiracy sources such as InfoWars. Politically, this website thoroughly endorses the conservative platform. . .
A factual search reveals a poor track record with IFCN fact checkers. Below is a short list of failed fact checks.
  • $6 billion went missing from the U.S. State Department while Hillary Clinton was in charge.Mostly False
  • How the blogosphere spread and amplified the Daily Mail’s unsupported allegations of climate data manipulationUnproven
  • Democrats Bernie Sanders, Keith Ellison, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and Nancy Pelosi refused to stand and clap for Navy SEAL widow Carryn Owens during a presidential speech. – False
See: https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/100-percent-fed-up/

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NaturalMedicine.news

Post by A440 » Thu Aug 20, 2020 3:13 pm

This is yet another Mike Adams scam site that promotes fictitious health claims, along with a toxic dose of right-wing conspiracy and pseudoscience.

NaturalMedicine.news
. . . all Mike Adam’s stories favor the right and promote pseudoscience such as chemtrails, the Sandy Hook shooting being a false flag: Sandy Hook was theater! Actor who played law enforcement sniper was recorded walking around carrying rifle by the magazine. Further, they routinely publish anti-vaccination propaganda and conspiracy theories.
See: www.mediabiasfactcheck.com/naturalmedicine-news/

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foe.org

Post by A440 » Fri Aug 21, 2020 1:54 am

This organization is an PAC environmental group that lobbies for environmental issues, which though seemingly well meaning, promotes some conspiracy-style claims, without scientific evidence, for example: 750 million genetically engineered mosquitoes approved for release in Florida Keys – August 19, 2020.
This article is a call to action against the release of genetically altered mosquitoes, based on no science-based proof that the release of male mosquito would be harmful to the ecosystem and uses emotionally laden phrases such as the program being a "Jurassic Park experiment" and a claim that "The release of genetically engineered mosquitoes will needlessly put Floridians, the environment and endangered species at risk in the midst of a pandemic" – without any solid factual scientific support for their claims. This organization appears to be against anything GMO, based upon general principle and not upon scientific evidence, in this one case.

foe.org

This is what an organization built on politics and group-think, without any real science, looks like. The sort of reasoning they employ is very much like what created the witch trials in Salem, Massachusetts; trials based upon gossip, rumour, superstition and innuendo and not factual science or proofs.

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Californiaglobe.com

Post by A440 » Wed Sep 02, 2020 8:40 am

This alleged news site promotes conspiracy theory, rumour and politically biased disinformation through the use of suggestive ledes and uses links to questionable sources for many of its articles.

californiaglobe.com

For example:
"Soros DA Tells Officers to Consider Whether Looters ‘Needed’ Spoils"
http://www.capoliticalreview.com/capoliticalnewsandviews/soros-da-tells-officers-to-consider-whether-looters-needed-spoils/
Yet another Soros conspiracy attempt.
or
"Recall Newsom Campaign at a Crossroads"
http://www.capoliticalreview.com/top-stories/
Which uses "redstate.com"as its soul source.
Also see this: https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/california-globe/

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

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djhjmedia.com

Post by A440 » Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:19 am

Here is yet another site, which is self described as being "an opinion and commentary source for conservatives" which recycles bogus claims from other questionable sources of political disinformation, rumour, conspiracy theories, etc.

djhjmedia.com

Their content is mostly recycled, for example "FLASHBACK: Joe Biden Once Praised ANTIFA Calling Them a ‘Courageous Group of Americans’" which links to another article from Thedailycaller.com and points to a youtube video as proof of their claims, except – the video does not contain what they claim or talk about. This one example is pure falsehood. (djhjmedia.com/rich/flashback-joe-biden-once-praised-antifa-calling-them-a-courageous-group-of-americans/)
Another article attempts to discredit an attorney general in California by claiming that they are an agent of George Soros – another obvious demonstration of their peddling conspiracy theory as newsworthy fact (djhjmedia.com/rich/california-da-says-cops-must-consider-if-looters-needed-stolen-property-before-they-can-charge-them/)

I invite people to rate this site accordingly: https://www.mywot.com/scorecard/djhjmedia.com

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secondamendmentdaily.com

Post by A440 » Sat Sep 05, 2020 5:09 pm

This site is a source of rumour, innuendo, conspiracy and politically biased disinformation and, as a source of news, is completely untrustworthy. This is primarily a site that advocates for gun ownership.

secondamendmentdaily.com

An example: A Soros-Puppet, California DA Tells Her Staff To Consider If Looters “Needed” Stolen Property Before They File Charges. Other than referring once again to the George Soros conspiracy, this alleged article provides no reference for its claims, though a check of other discredited sites (redstate.com) appears to be the source of this click-bait and of course is not vetted as well. Most of the alleged articles on this site have no linked references whatsoever – it's all click-bait.

See: www.mediabiasfactcheck.com/2nd-amendment-daily-news/

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