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  • Overall, we rate the Daily Sceptic a far-right biased quackery level pseudoscience website that frequently publishes false and misleading information regarding covid-19 and science in general.

Detailed Report

Bias Rating: RIGHT PSEUDOSCIENCE
Factual Reporting: VERY LOW
Country: United Kingdom
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY

History

Founded in April 2020 as the Lockdown Sceptic, the Daily Sceptic is a website dedicated to the opposition of covid-19 related lockdowns and alternative views on Covid and the vaccine. According to their about page, the website was founded by Toby Young, who claims to have been a journalist for more than 35 years. The Daily Sceptic is based in the United Kingdom and features the tagline “Question Everything. Stay Sane. Live Free.”

Read our profile on UK media and government.

Funded by / Ownership

The website lacks transparency as they do not clearly state ownership. At the bottom of the website pages, a copyright marker read Skeptics Ltd. It is assumed Toby Young is the owner of the website. Donations generate revenue.

Analysis / Bias

The Daily Sceptic publishes news and opinion content on covid-19 and other political topics from a right-leaning perspective. Articles and headlines feature loaded emotional wording such as howit Feels to Be Unvaccinated in Austria as the Government Turns the Screws. Articles tend to be sourced adequately.

Editorially, the Daily Sceptic is opposed to covid-related lockdowns, promotes vaccine hesitancy, climate change skepticism, and supports conservative politicians who oppose lockdowns and vaccine mandates YouTube Censors Conservative Ex-Minister David Davis For Criticising Vaccine Passports. In general, the Daily Sceptic promotes anti-vaccine propaganda and misinformation regarding Covid-19. Please see failed fact checks below for more details.

Failed Fact Checks

Overall, we rate the Daily Sceptic a far-right biased quackery level pseudoscience website that frequently publishes false and misleading information regarding covid-19 and science in general. (D. Van Zandt 02/12/2022) Updated (09/20/2022)

Source: https://dailysceptic.org/

Last Updated on May 22, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check

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