LiveLeak

Last updated on March 24th, 2021 at 01:48 pm

Liveleak - Right Center Bias - Questionable - Fake News - Conservative - Not Credible or reliableFactual Reporting: Mixed - Not always Credible or Reliable


QUESTIONABLE SOURCE

A questionable source exhibits one or more of the following: extreme bias, consistent promotion of propaganda/conspiracies, poor or no sourcing to credible information, a complete lack of transparency and/or is fake news. Fake News is the deliberate attempt to publish hoaxes and/or disinformation for the purpose of profit or influence (Learn More). Sources listed in the Questionable Category may be very untrustworthy and should be fact-checked on a per-article basis. Please note sources on this list are not considered fake news unless specifically written in the reasoning section for that source. See all Questionable sources.

  • Overall, we rate the Auburn Times right-center biased and Questionable based on being an imposter website that is designed to look like a local news source as well as a lack of transparency and false information published by their parent company.

Detailed Report

Questionable Reasoning: Lack of Transparency, False Information, Poor Sourcing
Bias Rating: RIGHT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: MIXED
Country: United Kingdom (35/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY

History

Liveleak is a video service founded by Hayden Hewitt in 2006. The content is almost exclusively user-submitted videos and covers a wide range of topics from around the world. From people’s pets to Rex Tillerson’s trip to Asia. Liveleak lacks transparency as they do not disclose ownership.

Read our profile on UK media and Government.

Funded by / Ownership

Liveleak does not disclose ownership. Revenue is derived through advertising.

Analysis / Bias

In review, due to being a video sharing service, and the videos being presented as submitted, the content can be very graphic and controversial, such as when Liveleak hosted footage of the beheading of journalist James Foley by ISIS in 2014. Mr. Hewitt has defended the practice of presenting submitted footage as is, stating in his own words:

“Look all this is happening, this is real life, this is going on, and we’re going to show it.”

Liveleak also has a video content-sharing agreement with Ruptly, state-run Russia Today’s video service which is both right biased and questionable. While most of the content is apolitical we found many videos depicting Muslims negatively. They have also published false and misleading information as seen below in the fact checks. In general, the content of videos is mostly non-political, but there does appear to be a right-leaning bias when depicting Muslims.

Failed Fact Checks

Overall, we rate Liveleak right-center biased and Questionable based on a lack of transparency with ownership, the use of poor sources, and numerous failed fact checks. (D. Kelley 3/16/2017) Updated (3/24/2021)

Source: https://www.liveleak.com/

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