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- Overall, we rate Skeptic Ink Questionable based on a lack of transparency and poor sourcing of information.
Questionable Reasoning: Poor Sourcing, Lack of Transparency
Bias Rating: NOT RATED
Factual Reporting: MIXED
Country: Unknown (lack of transparency)
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY
Founded in 2012, Skeptic Ink is an independent outlet for scientific skepticism discourse. They are a diverse cast of writers, academics, philosophers, activists, and professionals writing on various topics but with concentrations in secularism and religion, philosophy, social justice, and social sciences.
There is a lack of transparency as they do not clearly state ownership or location.
Funded by / Ownership
Skeptic Ink lacks transparency as they do not disclose ownership or how they generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Skeptic Ink is a blog/website that publishes scientific and skeptical information. Most articles are emotional and do not properly source their information, such as this OPERATION HAND OF GOD. This opinion piece is not sourced at all. There is again zero sourcing from other sources in another titled THE UNNECESSARY SCIENCE – A USEFUL SUMMARY. This is a mostly pro-science source, but with the lack of sourcing and transparency, we render them Questionable by default.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate Skeptic Ink Questionable based on a lack of transparency and poor sourcing of information. (D. Van Zandt 2/14/2017) Updated (3/3/2021)
Last Updated on August 15, 2021 by Media Bias Fact Check
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