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- Overall, we rate PsyPost a borderline Pro-science source based on a lack of transparency with ownership and authorship, otherwise, most articles published are derived from pro-science sources.
Bias Rating: PRO-SCIENCE
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: USA (45/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 2010, PsyPost is a psychology and neuroscience news website dedicated to reporting the latest research on human behavior, cognition, and society. They report their “mission is to spread information about social science and neuroscience research.”
This website lacks transparency in ownership as well as authorship of articles.
Funded by / Ownership
Psypost lacks transparency as they do not disclose ownership. Revenue is derived through advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, PsyPost republishes or summarizes news stories related to psychology. For example, this story is sourced from Frontiers in Psychology. This story comes from Cognitive science and is credible Study uncovers some electrophysiological processes associated with the Dunning–Kruger effect. While this site is pro-science in their content they are not transparent and therefore cannot be Very-High factual.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate PsyPost a borderline Pro-science source based on a lack of transparency with ownership and authorship, otherwise, most articles published are derived from pro-science sources. (D. Van Zandt 1/13/2017) Updated (3/15/2021)