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- Overall, we rate Skeptic to be pro-science based on well-sourced scientific material.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 1992, Skeptic, colloquially known as Skeptic magazine, is a quarterly science education and science advocacy magazine published internationally by The Skeptics Society, a nonprofit organization devoted to promoting scientific skepticism and resisting the spread of pseudoscience, superstition, and irrational beliefs. The current editor is Michael Shermer.
Funded by / Ownership
Skeptic Magazine is owned by Millennium Press and published by The Skeptics Society, which is a nonprofit funded through donations and a shop that sells merchandise.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Skeptic promotes scientific skepticism and resisting the spread of pseudoscience, superstition, and irrational beliefs. The website features interviews with skeptics as well as news stories such as Science Based Medicine. In general, this is a highly factual source that is low biased.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate Skeptic to be pro-science based on well-sourced scientific material. (D. Van Zandt 1/10/2017) Updated (1/29/2021)