Reasoning: Propaganda, Conspiracy, Pseudoscience, Fake News, False Claims, Poor Sourcing, Lack of Transparency, Plagiarism
Bias Rating: EXTREME RIGHT
Factual Reporting: VERY LOW
MBFC Country Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY
Launched in 2021, Slay News is an anonymously run conservative news and opinion website. According to their about page, “Slay News is unapologetically pro-America and pro-free speech and stands by a pledge to put our people before corporate interests or political agenda.”
The website lacks transparency as it does not list ownership, and the authors have no information about who they are. The website appears to be based in NC, but this is not verified.
Funded by / Ownership
Slay News lacks transparency as they do not list ownership or funding. Advertising generates revenue.
Analysis / Bias
Slay News is a conservative news and opinion website that frequently promotes misinformation and false claims, especially as it relates to Covid-19 vaccines and WEF conspiracies (see failed fact checks).
The website does not produce original journalism but rather summarizes, adds commentary, or plagiarizes other’s news content without attribution. Further, their editorial standards page is copied directly from The Blaze website. Articles and headlines contain strongly emotional wording such as this ‘Climate Czar’ John Kerry Caught Lying about Private Jet Use during House Hearing and Nobel Prize-Winning Scientist: ‘Climate Crisis’ Narrative Is a Hoax.
Editorially, all stories favor the conservative right and often promote conspiracy theories and pseudoscience. For example, they frequently promote anti-vaccine propaganda, such as this ‘Vaccination Expert’ Dr Alfredo Victoria Dies Suddenly at 42 after Promoting Shots on TV. There is no evidence to indicate the MD died from the vaccine. Further, the source of this information is the anti-vaccine outlet DiedSuddenly. Finally, Slay News strongly supports former President Trump and repeats his stolen election claims like this Dinesh D’Souza Challenges Bill Barr to Debate over Election Fraud Claims in ‘2000 Mules’. They also consistently denigrate Democrats, such as this Obama’s WH Doctor Warns Biden’s Mental Decline ‘Brings Us Closer’ to WW3. In general, Slay News is a far-right biased news source that routinely promotes disinformation for purposes that are unknown.
Failed Fact Checks
- “those who have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 with mRNA shots will lose 25 years of their life.” – Incorrect
- “Zero Amish children diagnosed with cancer, diabetes or autism.” – Pants on Fire
- 92% of COVID-19 deaths are among the fully vaccinated, according to a government study. – Misleading
- The World Economic Forum (WEF) called for artificial intelligence to write a bible and create new religions that the WEF described as “actually correct.” – False
- “Artificial Sweeteners Behind Spike in Sudden Deaths, Heart Attacks, ‘Experts’ Claim.” – False
- “1,884 Athlete Cardiac Arrests in 2.5 Years, 1,310 Dead.” – False
Overall, we rate Slay News Far-Right Biased and Questionable based on the promotion of conspiracy theories, pseudoscience, right-wing propaganda, poor sourcing, lack of transparency, failed fact checks, and blatant plagiarism. (D. Van Zandt 07/15/2023) Updated (08/03/2023)
Last Updated on August 3, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check