Tracking cross-country plink-slime sites that masquerade as local news, with an interactive a USA map and a Slime by State table.
Fake news is a for-profit business, funded mostly by advertising, with revenue flowing from the biggest brands and adtech agencies into the coffers of clickbait, hate, and mis/disinfo sites.
Millions in ad dollars are helping spread COVID conspiracies, mostly without the the advertiser’s knowledge.
Bias doesn’t get a publisher into Iffy.news, only bullshit does.
Why the Iffy.news Index exists, its CJR/Poynter past and its current MBFC-based improvements.