A questionable source exhibits one or more of the following: extreme bias, consistent promotion of propaganda/conspiracies, poor or no sourcing of 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 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 Mexico Daily Post as Left-Center biased and questionable based on being an imposter site that completely lacks transparency, uses poor sourcing techniques, and plagiarizes content.
Questionable Reasoning: Imposter Site, Lack of Transparency, Poor Sourcing, Plagiarism
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: MIXED
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rating: N/A
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY
Mexico Daily Post is an online English-language news platform focusing on topics related to Mexican politics, business, culture, and sports. It serves English-speaking ex-pats and international readers. Additionally, the platform features affiliated regional outlets, including The Yucatán Post, The Cancun Post, and Baja California Post.
The website lacks transparency as it does not have an about page, name authors, or disclose ownership.
Funded by / Ownership
Mexico Daily Post does not publicly disclose its ownership, and the website provides no further information regarding this. The site generates revenue through advertising.
Analysis / Bias
Mexico Daily Post often republishes articles from other news sources, such as “Beware: A timeshare fraud network is run by Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generacion in Puerto Vallarta.” sometimes without significant changes. For example, the article “El Chapo had same powers as a president: AMLO says,” published by Mexico Daily Post, is nearly identical to the article “El Chapo had same powers as a president, Mexico’s leader says” from The Independent. Both articles present the same wording, structure, and sequence of information. While the Mexico Daily Post attributes Reuters at the bottom, the extent of similarity suggests a direct replication of The Independent’s content. This heavy borrowing without significant rephrasing or original input indicates that the Mexico Daily Post article heavily borrowed or copied content from the Independent constituting plagiarism.
Another example of plagiarism occurs in the article Mexican government condemns the death of Mexican national Cristian Baltazar Torres where they copied a 100% match, including the headline from the Associated Press. While they provide a crediting link to the AP as the source, the hyperlink leads back to the Mexico Daily Post’s homepage, never attributing it to the AP article. Throughout our review, we found numerous examples of copied work and misattributed content.
The Mexico Daily Post also tends to republish articles that are critical of right-wing figures and movements, such as “Tucker Carlson’s extremist recommendation to the Republicans: The US should bomb Mexico” and “Donald Trump Jr. says it’s no big deal if his dad bombs Mexico,” indicating a left-leaning political bias. In general, this website is an imposter website that is designed to look like a credible news site.
Failed Fact Checks
- The Mexican Daily Post does not publish original content; however, some sources used, such as The Independent, have failed fact checks.
Overall, we rate the Mexico Daily Post as Left-Center biased and questionable based on being an imposter site that completely lacks transparency, uses poor sourcing techniques, and plagiarizes content. (M. Huitsing 08/07/2023)
Last Updated on August 8, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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