Breitbart was founded in 2007 by the late Andrew Breitbart, a radio and TV personality and columnist for conservative news sites like the Washington Times. It is now owned by co-founder Larry Solov, under the name Breitbart News Network. It has offices in Los Angeles, Texas, London and Jerusalem.

Political position:
Conservative. Breitbart is a highly influential site among conservatives. During the 2016 presidential campaign, it took a very public stance in support of Trump. Later, Breitbart executive Steve Bannon was named a co-head of Trump's campaign and he's now a top adviser to the Trump administration. Breitbart takes an extremely hostile and vicious tone toward anyone or any group that it deems to be in opposition to conservative causes. One headline example: ""Birth Control Makes Women Unattractive and Crazy."

Questionable. Conservatives are willing to give Breitbart the benefit of the doubt, but liberals call Breitbart a purveyor of fake news. Breitbart has had some instances where the stories it has published have come under heavy fire for being fake. Breitbart has been accused of publishing stories that are intentionally misleading, such as calling a U.S. Agriculture Department employee a racist. In essence opinions of Breitbart seem to be dependent on one's political opinions. Breitbart does not limit its sourcing to right-wing sources, as it sometimes even sources stories to "fake news" sites like CNN. Breitbart stories include a named byline, but no identifying information about its authors, such as bios or photos.

Other points:
Breitbart has a distinctive website design and layout, at least along the top of its pages. However, the layout of the content and text of most pieces is curiously very similar to cookie-cutter sites. The site offers registration for frequent users and most of its content, if not all, appears to be free. Breitbart has a lot of advertising. Breitbart's stories feature a comment section at the bottom of the page and they are typically extremely active in terms of the number of commenters."

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