These media sources have a slight to moderate liberal bias. They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes) to favor liberal causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information, but may require further investigation. See all Left-Center sources.
- Overall, we rate Debunking Denialism Left-Center biased based on scientific views that align with the political left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to publishing properly sourced pro-science information.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: Sweden 4/180
Founded in 2010 by Emil Karlsson. Debunking Denialism is a website “dedicated to the refutation of pseudoscience and denialism by applying scientific skepticism and defending evidence-based science.” Emil Karlsson and Debunking Denialism is based in Sweden.
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Funded by / Ownership
Debunking Denialism is owned by Emil Karlsson and there does not appear to be a revenue source.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Debunking Denialism reports news that refutes pseudoscience, conspiracy theories, and junk science in general. The website features many articles exposing anti-vaxxers such as this: Fake Anti-Vaccine “Fact-Checker” Targets Memorial Page of Dead Child. This story, like all on this website, is properly sourced. While Debunking Denialism is a pro-science website it also is political through the use of loaded emotional language such as these Quacks Who Let Their Son Die Demanded 4 Million Dollars. Court Rejected It and No, Science Hasn’t “Always Been a Bit Post-Truth” and this Swedish Far-Right Politician Talk Nonsense About Climate Change. When it comes to politics they have a negative opinion of President Donald Trump and the far right. In general, Debunking Denialism is a pro-science website that leans left based on a belief in human-influenced climate change, evolution, evidence-based medicine anti-right sentiments.
Failed Fact Checks
Overall, we rate Debunking Denialism Left-Center biased based on scientific views that align with the political left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to publishing properly sourced pro-science information. (D. Van Zandt 10/26/2019) Updated (9/29/2020)