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- Overall, we rate Disability Scoop a pro-science source based on minimal bias and support for the consensus of science on medical and health issues.
Bias Rating: PRO-SCIENCE
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: USA (45/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 2008, Disability Scoop is the nation’s largest news organization devoted to covering developmental disabilities. According to their about page, they provide “daily coverage of autism, intellectual disability, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome and more, no other news source offers a more timely and comprehensive take on the issues that matter to the developmental disability community.”
Funded by / Ownership
Disability Scoop is owned by Michelle Daiment and Shaun Heasley through Disability Scoop LLC. Revenue is derived through advertising and subscription fees. The website lacks transparency as it does not clearly disclose ownership.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Disability Scoop publishes a mix of original and republished content related to autism, cerebral palsy, and other disabilities geared toward educators, professionals, and families. Articles and headlines do not contain emotionally loaded language Biobank Poised To Transform Down Syndrome Research. Most articles are written by the owners of the website.
A review of articles demonstrates that they generally take a pro-science view as they support the consensus on issues such as vaccines Facebook Cracking Down On Posts Linking Autism, Vaccines.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date.
Overall, we rate Disability Scoop a pro-science source based on minimal bias and support for the consensus of science on medical and health issues. (D. Van Zandt 2/27/2021)