- Overall, we rate The Counter Signal Far-Right Biased and Questionable based on the promotion of conspiracy theories, a complete lack of transparency, and false claims.
Questionable Reasoning: Conspiracy Theories, Propaganda, Lack of Transparency, Poor Sourcing, False Claims
Bias Rating: FAR-RIGHT
Factual Reporting: MIXED
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rating: EXCELLENT
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY
Founded in 2021 by Keean Bexte, The Counter Signal is a conservative news and opinion website based in Alberta, Canada. The website lacks transparency as they do not offer an about page, describe ownership or disclose their conservative perspective.
Keean Bexte is a former video journalist for the far-right and questionable Rebel News Network. Further, Keean Bexte was identified as one of the operators of Fireforce Ventures, an online store that sells white supremacist merchandise.
Funded by / Ownership
The Counter Signal lacks transparency as they do not indicate that Keean Bexte is the owner. Membership fees and donations generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
The Counter Signal website consists of links to news stories, The Show, which lists one episode from 2020, Petitions, and a newsletter. Under the news category, original reporting is conducted by Keean Bexte that demonstrates far-right bias such as this WATCH: Non-white convoy supporters tell Trudeau to go f*ck himself and this BREAKING: Justin Trudeau goes into hiding following negative COVID test. This latter story is poorly sourced from Tweets.
From an editorial perspective, they align with the far-right as most content on the website is emotional and opinionated, favoring a conservative view. At the time of this review, The Counter Signal was strongly in favor of the Canadian Trucker Convoy protesting mask and vaccine mandates Trudeau Minister calls peaceful Convoy protesters rapists. Further, they also promote conspiracy theories and false information such as this “SHOCK POLICY: Ottawa may euthanize truckers’ pets as punishment.” The Counter Signal holds a far-right editorial bias and promotes misinformation.
Failed Fact Checks
Overall, we rate The Counter Signal Far-Right Biased and Questionable based on the promotion of conspiracy theories, a complete lack of transparency, poor sourcing, and false claims. (D. Van Zandt 03/03/2022)
Last Updated on June 30, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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