These sources exclusively use humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people’s stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues. Primarily these sources are clear that they are satire and do not attempt to deceive. See all Satire sources.
- Overall, the Suffolk Gazette is a satire website that indicates on their about page and through their tagline that they are satirical in nature.
Country: United Kingdom
World Press Freedom Rank: UK 35/180
Founded in 2015 by Simon Young, the Suffolk Gazette is a satire website that mocks politics, sports, and culture. The website features the tagline “You couldn’t make it up.”
Funded by / Ownership
The Suffolk Gazette is owned by Simon Young and is funded through advertising, donations, and a store that sells branded merchandise.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the Suffolk Gazette disclaims they are satire on their about page with this statement: “You couldn’t make it up. Suffolk is full of strange and wonderful stories, and our tales explode across social media and get repeated by gullible mainstream media, including Sky News and national newspapers.” An example of a story is as follows Woman ‘danced naked through village with carrot between buttocks’. The Suffolk Gazette has also successfully duped major news outlets such as the Daily Mirror, who picked up this fake news story: Pensioner locked in loo for four days, knits scarf.
Overall, the Suffolk Gazette is a satire website that indicates on their about page and through their tagline that they are satirical in nature. (D. Van Zandt 12/31/2019)