Darntons – Bias and Credibility

Darntons - Right Bias - Questionable Conservative - Republican - Libertarian - Not Credible - Fake NewsFactual Reporting: Mixed - Not always Credible or Reliable


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  • Overall, we rate Darntons as right-biased and Questionable based on the promotion of propaganda, conspiracy theories, pseudoscience, false claims and for taking credible reporting out of context.

Detailed Report

Questionable Reasoning: Conspiracy Theories, Pseudoscience, Propaganda, False Claims, Misinformation
Bias Rating: RIGHT
Factual Reporting: MIXED
Country: USA
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY


Launched in 2021, Darntons, founded by Christian Darnton, aims to revolutionize political discourse and challenge traditional media narratives. The website features sections like Home, Watch, Read, Listen, Newsletter, and Premium, focusing on controversial topics. The site’s location is not disclosed; however, a domain search reveals it is registered in the USA.

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Funded by / Ownership

Darntons is owned by Christian Darnton, who also serves as the Founder & CEO. The site’s revenue comes from advertising.

Analysis / Bias

In our review of Darntons, we examined several articles. The first article, “We Didn’t Just Contact Aliens, We Contacted Something Much Worse,” suggests that UFO sightings could be more dangerous than thought and uses emotionally loaded language, raising concerns about its credibility. However, it cites the Federation of American Scientists (FAS) as its source, rated as credible by MBFC.

The second article, “READ: CA Could Remove Kids from Anti-Trans Parents,” discusses a California bill that could affect custody rights for parents who do not support their child’s gender transition. The article cites various sources, including EdSource, Leginfo, legislature.ca.gov, City Journal, The FP, Forbes, and Our Duty Group. These sources vary in their credibility and perspective. While this story reports factually on aspects of the bill, it is also misleading as custody determination is related to abuse, which may include Transgender abuse but is not the only factor.

Lastly, the article “Don’t Take Climate Change’s Blame Too Lightly” borrows heavily from an article published by The Times UK and The Sunday Times. It criticizes the media’s portrayal of climate change as alarmist and suggests that the issue is often oversimplified. The article questions the credibility of phrases like “scientists say” and implies that the urgency around climate change may be a form of social hysteria. This framing could be seen as downplaying the scientific consensus on climate change, thus revealing a skeptical or contrarian stance.

Editorially, most stories favor the right, with some promoting conspiracy theories and pseudoscience, like this article claiming COVID-19 vaccines increase Myocarditis and an increasing risk of Covid with more doses. Both of these claims have been debunked. 

Failed Fact Checks

  • None in the Last 5 years by a third-party fact checker.

Overall, we rate Darntons as right-biased and Questionable based on the promotion of propaganda, conspiracy theories, pseudoscience, false claims, and for taking credible reporting out of context. (09/13/2023)

Source: https://darntons.com/

Last Updated on September 13, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check

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