Media Bias/Fact Check

Hoax Slayer

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LEAST BIASED

These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes).  The reporting is factual and usually sourced.  These are the most credible media sources. See all Least Biased sources.

  • Overall, we rate Hoax-Slayer Least Biased and Very High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and using evidence to refute claims.

Detailed Report

Factual Reporting: VERY HIGH
Country: Australia
World Press Freedom Rank: Australia 21/180

History

Founded in 2003, Hoax Slayer is an evidence based source that debunks internet hoaxes. According to their about page “Hoax-Slayer helps stop the continued circulation of these hoaxes by publishing information about them. Hoax-Slayer allows Internet users to check the veracity of a large number of hoaxes. Information about new hoaxes is added regularly.” 

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Funded by / Ownership

Hoax-Slayer is owned and operated by Brett Christensen from his home office in Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia. Revenue is derived from advertising.

Analysis / Bias

In review, Hoax-Slayer specializes in debunking memes, fake videos and internet hoaxes, especially those shared on Facebook. For example, they report stories such as this: ‘Ten Rupees from Facebook’ Sick Child Scam. They also cover phishing and email scams such as this: ‘Explain Us About this Unusual Activity’ Phishing Email. Long story short, Hoax-Slayer is a valuable resource for keeping ahead of the latest scams and hoaxes found on the internet.

A factual search reveal they have never failed a fact check. In fact, they actually are a resource for IFCN fact checkers.

Overall, we rate Hoax-Slayer Least Biased and Very High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and using evidence to refute claims. (7/6/2016) Updated(D. Van Zandt 2/05/2020)

Source: https://www.hoax-slayer.net/