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- Overall, we rate The Beaverton a satire source based on full disclosure of their satire status.
World Press Freedom Rank: Canada 16/180 (2020)
Founded in 2010, The Beaverton is a satire website based in Canada. The Beaverton is a weekly satirical news show airing Wednesdays at 10 pm on Comedy. According to their about page “The Beaverton offers devastating insight and biting commentary on Canadian life, politics, and the world around us.” The current editor-in-chief is Luke Gordon Field.
Funded by / Ownership
The Beaverton does not openly disclose ownership and revenue is derived through advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the Beaverton fully discloses they are satirical on every page of the website through their disclaimer which reads: “The Beaverton is a news satire and parody publication. All articles contained within this website and on its social media accounts, however similar to real events, are fictitious. When public figures or actual businesses are mentioned by name, the corresponding story details are invented. In all other cases, any resemblance to actual persons, businesses, or events is entirely coincidental.”
A sample satire story reads as follows: “Thank god for service workers” says man who will oppose minimum wage hike in 9 months. In general, this is a very clear satire site that disclaims as such.
Overall, we rate The Beaverton a satire source based on full disclosure of their satire status. (D. Van Zandt 7/21/2016) Updated (4/30/2020)