The Betoota Advocate – Bias and Credibility

The Betoota Advocate - Satire - Bias


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 transparent that they are satire and do not attempt to deceive. See all Satire sources.

  • Overall, we rate the Betoota Advocate a Satire website based on a clear satirical about page.

Detailed Report

Bias Rating: SATIRE
Factual Reporting: N/A
Country: Australia
Press Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: N/A


The Betoota Advocate is an Australian satirical news website. Started in 2014 by former journalists Archer Hamilton and Charles Single and publisher Piers Grove, the site puts a comedic spin on current news topics and broader social observations. While based in inner Sydney, the site takes its name from the deserted regional town of Betoota, Queensland, and purports to be “Australia’s oldest newspaper.”

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Funded / Ownership

The Betoota Advocate does not explicitly state ownership. Advertising, donations, and a store that sells branded merchandise generate revenue.

Analysis / Bias

Reviews of satire sites focus on whether or not they properly disclaim that they are satire. In some cases, sources say they are satire, and in others, their about page is satire, which is the case with the Betoota Advocate. A sample satire story read PM Claims He Went On A Few Dates With Natalie Imbruglia Before Meeting Jenny When He Was 12. In general, they are a satire website.

Overall, we rate the Betoota Advocate a Satire website based on a clear satirical about page. (D. Van Zandt 11/16/17) Updated (04/30/2023)


Last Updated on June 30, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check

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