Used as samples to depict the different major sides on the issue are: MSNBC, The New York TImes, Vox, CNN, Politico, Fox News, Infowars
The core group in the Deplorable Network consisted of Russian trolls and popular American right-wing accounts like Jack Posobiec, Mike Cernovich, and InfoWars
editor Paul Joseph Watson.
Then there are sites that traffic in conspiracy theory-driven stories, such as Infowars
(where, John Oliver informs us, you can also purchase all sorts of questionable supplements: youtu.
Due to high demand from consumers and popular media outlets, Labdoor tested Alex Jones' controversial Infowars
supplements in the chemistry lab.
The website InfoWars
picked up the commentary as well, using its own subheading: "College lavishes incentives in exchange for Marxist indoctrination.
Recent statements by Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt, Energy Secretary Rick Perry, and President Trump himself questioning the science have been echoed by far-right media sites such as Breitbart, Infowars
, and The Daily Wire, and put new pressure on journalists to include dissenting views.
Among those who were scheduled to speak were Joe Biggs, formerly a writer for the conspiracy-theory website Infowars
, and Kyle Chapman, a far-right activist charged with beating counterdemonstrators with a wooden pole during a clash at the University of California in Berkeley earlier this year, although it is unclear if either man attended.
But there are a limited number of people who have proposed what they believe to be proof not only of ancient civilisations but existing ones a including a guest on Alex Jones's InfoWars
programme who suggested that Nasa has put child sex slaves on the red planet.
Before the election, the radical right-wing internet news reporting by the likes of The Drudge Report, Infowars
, The Blaze and Breitbart proved much more influential in agenda setting and opinion molding than some traditional outlets.
Shortly after I became painfully aware of the photo caption error, I learned that Alex Jones, the purveyor of the InfoWars
conspiracy theory website, had finally apologized for participating in the outrageous "Pizzagate" attack on Hillary Clinton and her campaign manager, John Podesta, and a popular Washington pizzeria called Comet Ping Pong.
, Breitbart, the Gateway Pundit and Sean Hannity are viewed as credible, how are Americans to know that first-graders at Sandy Hook were massacred, that Hillary Clinton didn't run a child sex ring out of Comet Pizza, that the Clintons didn't murder Seth Rich to end a leak to WikiLeaks and that the murderous attack in Charlottesville was not a State Department plot?
Then the problem got worse with the mass adoption of the web and the rise of people such as Alex Jones and his infowars
Finally, Alex Jones, talk show host on the far-right site Infowars
After all, other conservative outlets, such as Breitbart and InfoWars
, saw their profiles rise after they enthusiastically got on the Trump train.
He demanded a border wall on the grounds that Mexico was sending killers and rapists into the country, boosting his claims with an Infowars
video he'd seen on the Drudge Report.