Jihad Watch Correction – Bias and Credibility

On August 8th, it was brought to our attention via an article written by Robert Spencer that there was a factual error in our review of Jihad Watch. In our original review we stated that both the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Anti-Defamation League labeled Mr. Spencer as a White Nationalist. In fact, it was only the Southern Poverty Law Center that has made this claim.

The Anti-Defamation League has not claimed that Mr. Spencer is a White Nationalist. When they reviewed his Stop Islamization of America Organization they characterized Mr. Spencer as an “anti-Muslim activist” and not a White Nationalist.

Based on this error, and receipt of a Cease and Desist letter from Mr. Spencer’s attorney, we have complied with their request and removed the Jihad Watch source page. We will re-review Jihad Watch in the future, when time permits. We apologize to Mr. Spencer for this error and to our readers for removal of this source.

Last Updated on May 26, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check

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