Breitbart News

Breitbart News Network, known commonly as Breitbart News, Breitbart, or Breitbart.com, is an American far-right[5] syndicated news, opinion, and commentary[6][7] website founded in mid-2007 by American conservative commentator Andrew Breitbart, who conceived it as "the Huffington Post of the right".[4][8][9] Its journalists are widely considered to be ideologically driven, and much of its content has been called misogynistic, xenophobic, and racist by liberals and traditional conservatives alike.[10] The site has published a number of conspiracy theories,[11][12] instances of anti-Chinese and anti-Muslim xenophobia,[13] and intentionally misleading stories.[14][15]

Breitbart News Network
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Type of site
Politics
News and opinion
Available inEnglish
OwnerBreitbart News Network, LLC[1]
Created byAndrew Breitbart
EditorAlex Marlow (editor-in-chief)[2]
Wynton Hall (managing editor)[3]
Joel Pollak (senior-editor-at-large)[4]
CEOLarry Solov
URLbreitbart.com/masthead
CommercialYes
RegistrationOptional (required to comment)
Launched2007; 14 years ago (2007) (as Breitbart.tv)
Current statusActive

Breitbart News aligned with the alt-right under the management of former executive chairman Steve Bannon,[16] who declared the website "the platform for the alt-right" in 2016.[17] In 2016, Breitbart News became a virtual rallying spot for supporters of Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign.[10] The company's management, together with former staff member Milo Yiannopoulos, solicited ideas for stories from, and worked to advance and market ideas of neo-Nazi, Falun Gong, and white supremacist groups and individuals.[18][19] After the election, more than 2,000 organizations removed Breitbart News from ad buys following Internet activism campaigns denouncing the site's controversial positions.[20][21][22]

The company is headquartered in Los Angeles, with bureaus in Texas, London, and Jerusalem. Co-founder Larry Solov is the co-owner (along with Andrew Breitbart's widow Susie Breitbart and the Mercer family)[23] and CEO, while Alex Marlow is the editor-in-chief, Wynton Hall is managing editor,[24] and Joel Pollak[4] and Peter Schweizer[25] are senior editors-at-large.