Definitions of Political and Partisan
The article is Political if it relates to politics, including political figures, political policies, political events, and political parties
The article is NOT Political if it does not mention or is not related to politics or those in politics.
Political articles that explicitly discuss political parties or figures in an extremely unbalanced, biased, or incomplete manner. Discussion of topics that have been politicized isn’t necessarily hyper-partisan. It is hyper-partisan if it mentions a political figure, party, or issue in a very positive or negative way. This may include aggressive or emotional language, name-calling, exaggeration, or biased language. You may also notice words that are all capitalized or an abundance of exclamation marks.
Anything that is not hyper-partisan should be classified as not hyper-partisan.
POLITICAL+ NOT HYPER-PARTISAN
Definition of Conspiracy Theory
This article expresses belief in or gives credence to a conspiracy theory. By definition, a conspiracy theory forwards a theory that there is a covert, influential organization that is responsible for certain events. These may deal with topics such as Illuminati, JFK’s death, 9/11, coronavirus as a biological weapon, bigfoot, pizzagate, QAnon, aliens and UFOs, deep state, Sandy Hook, flat earth, the moon landing, etc.
Caution: Just reporting on a known conspiracy theory does not qualify as a conspiracy theory. It must express a belief in or validate the theory as true.
The article does not confirm or validate a conspiracy theory.
CONSPIRACY THEORY (YES)
NOT CONSPIRACY THEORY