How Did Breitbart News Become America's Least Trustworthy News Source?

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If you've never heard of a site called Breitbart News, some people might argue that you're better off keeping it that way. Initially launched in 2007 by conservative journalist and founder of Drudge Report, Andrew Breitbart, the site later found itself under the leadership of media executive Steven Bannon, one of the Trump administration’s most controversial figures, from 2012 to 2018.

In 2016, Bannon, who was the site's executive chairman at the time, declared that Breitbart News was to become "the platform for the alt-right," a far-right white nationalist political movement. Since the site became so vocally aligned with this racist platform, it’s been called out by scores of liberals and conservatives alike for its misogynistic, xenophobic, racist and all-around questionable style of reporting that extends beyond political bias and far deeper into a mire of hate speech and dangerous rhetoric.