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 as 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.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rating: EXCELLENT
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
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 are based in Sweden.
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 former 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, and anti-right sentiments.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate Debunking Denialism as 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 (11/28/2023)
Last Updated on November 28, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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