- Overall, we rate News Sloth Right Biased and Questionable based on a complete lack of transparency, poor souring techniques, the promotion of conspiracy theories, and one-sided right-biased propaganda.
Questionable Reasoning: Conspiracy Theories, Propaganda, Poor Sourcing, Lack of Transparency
Bias Rating: RIGHT
Factual Reporting: MIXED
Country: USA (44/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY
Founded in 2020, News Sloth publishes news and opinion summaries from a conservative perspective. According to their contact page, they are based in Fresno, California, and describe the website as “News Sloth brings you the week’s most important political news and views for staying informed and free.”
The website completely lacks transparency as they do not name authors, editors, owners, or disclose their conservative perspective.
Funded by / Ownership
News Sloth lacks transparency as they do not disclose ownership. Rightside Data owns the domain, which is a newsletter marketing service based in Florida. Advertising generates revenue.
Analysis / Bias
News Sloth does perform original news reporting but rather summarizes news stories and interjects conservative opinions. They often use highly emotional wording such as this Bad China, No Donut. Biden’s Approach to China’s Microsoft Hack is Pathetic. This story is completely unsourced. In another story, It’s All Fun and Games Until the Radical Dems Bring COVID to DC; they also do not source this article despite making claims that require it.
While all of News Sloth’s articles favor the right, they also promote conspiracy theories related to election fraud, such as this AZ Audit Results Are Coming In. This article reports on the debunked duplicate ballot theory and a revisiting of SharpieGate and the bleeding marker. All of this is debunked here. Editorially, they support former President Trump and often report his false and/or exaggerated claims Donald Trump Is Proven Right Yet Again Regarding Democratic Takeover of America. In general, this appears to be an anonymous opinion site that strongly favors the right and rarely sources their claims.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate News Sloth Right Biased and Questionable based on a complete lack of transparency, poor souring techniques, the promotion of conspiracy theories, and one-sided right-biased propaganda. (D. Van Zandt 7/26/2021)