Questionable Reasoning: Propaganda, Pseudoscience, Conspiracy, Poor Sourcing, False Claims, Hate
Bias Rating: EXTREME RIGHT
Factual Reporting: LOW
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY
CitizenGO is an international online platform founded in 2013 and headquartered in Madrid, Spain. CitizenGO claims to empower individuals to take action on issues related to human dignity, life, family, and freedom. According to its about page, the organization aims to promote and defend individual rights and create positive change worldwide.
In January 2023, CitizenGo was suspended on Twitter.
Funded by / Ownership
Ignacio Arsuaga is one of the co-founders and the president of CitizenGO. The website states that the organization is financed by donations from individuals who share their values and beliefs.
Analysis / Bias
CitizenGo is a website that publishes emotionally loaded articles and petitions with false claims, such as “State Farm pushing Gender Ideology on 5-year-olds!” For example, a quote from the petition reads, “The LGBTQ mob and State farm have decided to try and recruit new transgender activists by trying to turn innocent and trusting five-year-olds into confused, LGBTQ drones.” However, there is no evidence or hyperlink provided to support their claims. Further, the claim is false as the program GenderCool they are alluding to does not recruit or attempt to convert children. GenderCool distributes books written from first-person Transgender and LGBTQ perspectives and is not part of any curriculum.
CitizenGo also urges readers to sign petitions in support of conservative Supreme Court justices, such as “President Trump: Appoint a Pro-Life and Pro-Family Conservative to the SCOTUS” and to defund the WHO organization.” Other causes they support are anti-abortion legislation, stopping the teaching of Critical Race Theory (CRT), and they have been accused of spreading reproductive health disinformation.
According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, “Powerful U.S.-based anti-LGBT hate groups, including the World Congress of Families ( WCF ), are working alongside global online petition platform CitizenGO to train, meet with and support three influential anti-LGBT groups in Italy. Finally, The Bureau of Investigative Journalism indicates CitizenGo is a hate group with this article Unholy alliance: the far-right religious network attacking reproductive and LGBTQ+ rights.
In general, CitizenGO is a far-right Christian political advocacy group that promotes propaganda, pseudoscience, conspiracy theories, and anti-LGBTQ hate to advance its agenda.
Failed Fact Checks
- A third-party source has not fact-checked them. See the examples above of false claims and misinformation.
Overall, we rate CitizenGo as Far-Right Biased and Questionable based on promoting Christian-Right propaganda, pseudoscience, conspiracy theories, poor sourcing techniques, and being labeled a hate group by third-party experts. (M. Huitsing 03/08/2023)
Last Updated on May 19, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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