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- Overall, we rate Flake News a Political Satire website that provides an appropriate disclaimer.
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 48/180
Flake News is a political satire site, that according to a domain search was purchased in 2018. Their about page reads “Our mission is to bring you the latest all-original political satire news and humor from the most witty writers across the United States. As a satire news organization, we aim to make you think, laugh and bring you today’s news through our unique context.” The website also lists all of their writers.
Funded by / Ownership
Flake News does not disclose ownership and the website is funded through advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, at the top of the website Flake News clearly disclaims they are a satire website with this tagline “UNBIASED POLITICAL SATIRE & HUMOR FOR SNOWFLAKES LIKE YOU. We Only Report What We Want to Hear. You Decide.” Most stories revolve around political issues such as this: White House Sends Hodor To US-Mexico Border To Keep Door Closed and this Republican Comedy Festival Canceled Due to Lack of Talent. Although Flake News takes swipes at both sides, they seem to prefer satire that portrays the right negatively, though humorously.
Overall, we rate Flake News a Political Satire website that provides an appropriate disclaimer. (D. Van Zandt 5/20/2019)