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- Overall, we rate The Laugh Club Questionable based on the publication of fake news without a disclaimer that it is Satire.
Reasoning: Fake news, Lack of Transparency
Bias Rating: N/A
Factual Reporting: LOW
Press Freedom Rating: EXCELLENT
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY
Founded in 2019, The Laugh Club appears to be the satire wing of Newsner, a source we have rated Questionable. The Laugh Club completely lacks transparency by not offering an about page, and author names; however, the contact page does indicate the website is owned by Newsner and is produced by N365 Group.
Funded by / Ownership
The Laugh Club is owned by N365 Group, which is not prominently present on the website. Revenue is derived through advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, The Laugh Club appears to be a satire website that does not disclose they are satire. For example, this story: You can now buy a portable toilet, so you can poop anywhere your heart desires. While this may be a real product, I am sure the intent is to make people laugh, but there is not a disclaimer here. They also promote far-out pseudoscience such as this: People are claiming Greta Thunberg is a time traveler from 1898 after baffling photo. Either way, this is a website that promotes fake news, similar to Newsner.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate The Laugh Club Questionable based on the publication of fake news without a disclaimer that it is Satire. ( D. Van Zandt 12/3/2019) Updated (09/02/2022)
Last Updated on September 2, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check