Breitbart News is a [[conservative]] and opinion website and syndication network founded in 2007 by conservative commentator Andrew Breitbart. The website is known for its provocative and sometimes controversial content, often promoting [right-wing]( and conservative views on politics, culture, and current events. Breitbart News has played a significant role in shaping conservative discourse in the United States, especially within the context of the rise of the so-called "[[alt-right]]" movement. Initially, the website was focused on providing news aggregation and commentary, but it has since expanded to produce original reporting and investigative journalism. The organization has been associated with various influential conservative figures, such as [[Steve Bannon]], who served as the executive chairman of Breitbart News from 2012 to 2016, and later as chief strategist for former President [[Donald Trump]]. ## Conspiracy theories at Breitbart News Breitbart News has been criticized for promoting [conspiracy theories](, misinformation, [disinformation](, and divisive content. Critics argue that the website frequently uses sensationalist headlines and biased reporting to push a conservative agenda.