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Why is Breitbart green?

Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:06 pm
by Site-rater
Breitbart.com is well known for hateful and false news articles, however it is currently rated 4/5 stars (aka green on Classic WOT 3.0).
Advertisers are blocking ad buys to the domain in increasing numbers, due to the hateful articles posted.

Scorecard: https://www.mywot.com/scorecard/breitbart.com

Re: Why is Breitbart green?

Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:18 pm
by A440
Considering the amount of disinformation on that site, it should be rated far less trustworthy.

Consider the following as a reason for why the site should be rated down:

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breitbart_News#False_report_of_Muslim_mob_in_Germany

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https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/london-knife-crime-muslims/

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https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/george-soros-destroy-united-states/

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https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/scientists-caught-tampering-raw-data-exaggerate-sea-level-rise/
Etcetera, etcetera . . .

Breitbart peddles rumour, lies, gossip and deliberate disinformation for the sake of politics and money.

Re: Why is Breitbart green?

Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:25 pm
by A440
P.S. This site has serious problems with reproducing an intact URL without parsing it. This is a big problem.

Re: Why is Breitbart green?

Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:45 pm
by Site-rater
A440 wrote: ↑
Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:25 pm
P.S. This site has serious problems with reproducing an intact URL without parsing it. This is a big problem.
Did you try replacing https:// with hxxps:// ?

Re: Why is Breitbart green?

Posted: Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:47 am
by Myxt
Why is it green? Well, here

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https://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2017/01/09/breitbart-news-45-trafficked-u-s-website-beats-huffpo-wapo-foxnews-2-billion-pageviews-2016/
it says they have "45 million unique monthly visitors". The editor thinks this means they have a "45 million-person community"; but visitors are often unique because they peek once and then don't return. Be that as it may, Brietbart is probably rated massively; and so a red-shift would require the efforts of several Plutonium-level members.

Re: Why is Breitbart green?

Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:32 pm
by Site-rater
Still rated Safe, still spouting lies, still hosted by Google Project Shield (which is a free DDOS protection service), for which I cannot find an abuse contact.

Re: Why is Breitbart green?

Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 3:35 pm
by nova7
Google abuse > https://bgp.he.net/AS15169#_whois

Re: Why is Breitbart green?

Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:34 am
by A440
Site-rater wrote: ↑
Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:45 pm
A440 wrote: ↑
Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:25 pm
P.S. This site has serious problems with reproducing an intact URL without parsing it. This is a big problem.
Did you try replacing https:// with hxxps:// ?
Yes I did. The WOT site does not seem to handle URLs very well if they are over a certain length.