- Overall, we rate Causeur Far-Right Biased and questionable based on the promotion of conspiracy theories, propaganda, false or misleading claims, poor sourcing techniques, lack of transparency, and some views that do not align with the consensus of science.
Questionable Reasoning: Poor Sourcing, Conspiracy Theories, Propaganda, Lack of Transparency, False Claims
Bias Rating: FAR RIGHT
Factual Reporting: MIXED
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website/Magazine
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY
Launched in 2007 by Elisabeth Lévy, Causeur.fr is a French online magazine based in Paris, France. The website covers a wide range of topics, including politics, culture, society, and more. The magazine is published monthly, and the President and Director of Publication is Gil Mihaely.
Funded by / Ownership
SAS Causeur.fr publishes causeur.fr. French far-right figure, Gérald Penciolelli, holds a 44% stake in “Causeur,” founded by Basile de Koch and Marc Cohen. The ownership information is not disclosed, and the website generates revenue through advertisements, donations, and subscriptions.
Analysis / Bias
Causeur.fr is a conservative magazine presenting strong viewpoints on political and societal issues, including immigration, religion, and climate. The articles are often opinionated and provocative and usually lack hyperlinks. For instance, in an article titled “Immigration costs France far more than 6.57 billion euros,” the author criticizes the government and the Court for handling these estimates. The piece cites a Court of Auditors report and a CEPII study but doesn’t provide direct links.
Another article, Economism, and Transhumanism: more worrying than a pension reform!” exhibit right-wing bias through its emotionally loaded language and the framing of certain issues. A quote from the article reads: “The brutalization of French society? The fault of precariousness. Jihadism? It is because of the territorial and economic “apartheid” of which young people are victims.” Finally, a piece discussing climate marches in Belgium under “Divergence of struggles, once!” is written in a somewhat skeptical tone toward the climate marchers.
Several French media sources have linked Elisabeth Lévy, the director of Causeur, with climate skepticism. She states, “The climate threat exists. But if it were as deadly and imminent as we are told, the military would already be patrolling our streets to force us into near energy abstinence.”
Politically, Causeur strongly favors former President Trump: Faced with Trump, the American left has no coherent program and frequently denigrates President Biden: Biden/archives: when the monkey wants to climb the coconut tree… Finally, the website has promoted misinformation regarding Ukraine, such as claiming Russia invaded them because of Nazism and has promoted the Stolen 2020 election conspiracy theory. In general, Causeur is far-right biased and promotes false and misleading information.
Failed Fact Checks
- None by a third-party fact-checker. See above evidence.
Overall, we rate Causeur Far-Right Biased and questionable based on the promotion of conspiracy theories, false or misleading claims, poor sourcing techniques, lack of transparency, and some views that do not align with the consensus of science. (M. Huitsing 07/29/2023)
Last Updated on July 29, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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