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Wed Jun 30, 2021, 09:50 PM

Now This News - Media bias Fact Check / is this news source legit?

https://www.google.com/amp/s/mediabiasfactcheck.com/nowthis-news/%3famp=1

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Detailed Report
Questionable Reasoning: Propaganda, Failed Fact Checks
Bias Rating: FAR LEFT BIAS
Factual Reporting: MIXED
Country: USA (45/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: MediumTraffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY

History
NowThis News was founded in 2012 by Huffington Post co-founder and former chairman Kenneth Lerer and former Huffington Post CEO Eric Hippeau.

They use Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, Instagram, Vine, Tumblr, and YouTube as their primary news distribution outlets.

Funded by / Ownership
NowThis News is owned by Group Nine Media and is funded through advertising.

MORE..

Just asking. I see NowThisNews posted here occassionly as a source.
I'm not familiar with it so I factchecked.

It gets a terrible review so I'll prob stay away from this source.



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Response to Budi (Original post)

Wed Jun 30, 2021, 09:58 PM

1. Well...

Founded in 2015 by Dave Van Zandt, Media Bias/Fact Check (MBFC) is an independent website that rates the bias, factual accuracy, and credibility of media sources.

Guy seems legit, no ties to partisan groups, incredible resume...

Here's his review of OANN

Overall, we rate One America News Questionable based on far-right bias, lack of sourcing, promotion of conspiracy theories, and propaganda, as well as numerous failed fact checks. OAN is not a credible news source.

Questionable Reasoning: Poor Sourcing, Conspiracy Theories, Propaganda, Failed Fact Checks
Bias Rating: FAR RIGHT
Factual Reporting: LOW
Country: USA (45/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: TV Station
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY

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Response to WarGamer (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 30, 2021, 10:21 PM

2. Mediabias factcheck is trustworthy for source checking.

Thanks for your post.

Now This News seems to be solely social media.
That actually explains a lot.
They've pretty well covered all the social media bases and targeted demographics.

Glad I factchecked Now This News.
At least we have a source for certain propaganda that travels in a rapid pace loop through online sites most frequented by certain age groups, & demographic targets.
I thought they were bots & troll farm props.
Now we have an actual source.

Apparantly all the criticism of Billionare$ & Facebook & Twitter Corporate bad guys, etc is just the ruse because without those Media giants, NOW THIS NEWS wouldn't be making billions for themselves, would they.

So they are pretty much running a self enriching scam on the naievte of certain demographics.

They're all part of the millionares & billionares club that finds a market to keep the messaging moving that pays them back in millions.

The messages they move don't necessarily have to be legit, just enticing enouh to keep the audience engaged in the game.
Like the old 'Telephone' game of gossip.
Only Corps like this one aren't in it for the message, just the payback it brings.$$$$


"Money & Media", he said with a smirk

Got it.


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Response to Budi (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 30, 2021, 11:58 PM

6. I don't think they make "billions"

Mostly I use them for live feeds of votes in the senate and the house and stuff like that on YouTube. I don't really consider them a news source but more of an aggregator. They might be somewhat sensationalist but then again, so is Raw Story.

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Response to blogslug (Reply #6)

Thu Jul 1, 2021, 12:17 AM

7. What are Raw Story's Factcheck results.

This social media only source has such a terrible rating.

I'm glad I checked.


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Response to Budi (Reply #7)

Thu Jul 1, 2021, 01:15 AM

13. According to that site RawStory has "medium credibility"

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Response to blogslug (Reply #13)

Thu Jul 1, 2021, 01:27 AM

15. Doesn't surprise me. Think Raw Story has lost some credibility of late.

I fact check sources I'm not familiar with.
As well as reporters & companies, who owns them, who's on the board, parent companies & if they're foreign or domestic etc.

That's how I found out Buddy Roemer rip, was the original funder for Cenk's TYT.
He put up 4 million & offered 8 million if needed.
He then, in a trade off, was seated on the board of TYT, tho he claimed he wouldn't influence decisions.

I just prefer to know the who & what of powerful influencers as they grow in prominence.

No big deal, it's just a thing I do.

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Response to blogslug (Reply #13)

Thu Jul 1, 2021, 09:51 AM

17. Rawstory has links to the underlying articles

I usually go read the links to the stories/articles being described and so far the articles have matched up with the RawStory descriptions

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Response to Budi (Original post)

Wed Jun 30, 2021, 11:40 PM

3. I have never even heard of it

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Response to Skittles (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 30, 2021, 11:49 PM

4. I have seen it referred to as a source here occasionally & maybe on twitter.

Guess they are making a handsome chunk of change considering the likes & clicks of their selective messeging, thru every major social media outlet available.

I guess if you're out to get the biggest audience, these social media sites would be the ones to use. Problem is, they're not so much interested in thruthful messaging, as they are using whatever story grabs the audience that delivers the highest payback.

Sick huh.

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Response to Budi (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 30, 2021, 11:53 PM

5. what does far left mean

they want everyone to have healthcare?

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Response to Skittles (Reply #5)

Thu Jul 1, 2021, 12:21 AM

8. 🙄 so only the far left wants everyone to have healthcare then?

My whole point of this factcheck reveal has now been made.


Thank you.

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Response to Budi (Reply #8)

Thu Jul 1, 2021, 12:35 AM

9. YES

(as far as the Greedy Old Pig party is concerned)

how many times have repukes tried to trash ACA? Where is the big placement they kept promising? LOL, please

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Response to Skittles (Reply #9)

Thu Jul 1, 2021, 12:45 AM

10. As far back in my politically aware years, I have watch the Democrats try to bring health care

Over & over. And everytime stopped by republicans.

How Obama ever got ACA passed is a rather stunning credit to him & those who made it happen, at all.
Tho the policy we got wasn't the total sum of what he originally wanted, it was more than all the attempts over many many years in various fragmented forms.
It is the groundwork where we now build from.

Healthcare is not a far left thing.
It is a Democratic thing.


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Response to Budi (Reply #10)

Thu Jul 1, 2021, 01:06 AM

11. OK I think we are off track here

I was asking what is a "far left bias", as indicated in the OP....whereas far right means, you know, suppressing votes and trying to overthrow the Capitol, what does far left mean? For example, if you ask 100 Democrats if they agree with defunding the police, maybe 3 or 4 would say yes. But ask republicans who really won the last presidential election, and over half of them would say Trump. Who are the real radicals?

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Response to Skittles (Reply #11)

Thu Jul 1, 2021, 01:14 AM

12. Far left?

Well we could check the horseshoe and see where it falls, I guess. Or more legitimately go with the MediaBias Factcheck. Which is where I began in my search to check the findings of a site called Now This News.

Which is where I started, as I've seen it as a source more often.
Pays to factcheck new sources.

Now we know.

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Response to Budi (Reply #12)

Thu Jul 1, 2021, 01:21 AM

14. I would just like to know what they consider "far left"

because whatever it is it would PALE in comparison to "far right"

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Response to Budi (Original post)

Thu Jul 1, 2021, 09:49 AM

16. Thank you for posting this

This is not a source that I remember using.

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Response to Budi (Original post)

Thu Jul 1, 2021, 04:17 PM

18. Thanks for outing this thing. Deceit rots the brain, doesn't matter L or R. nt

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