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- Overall, we rate The Mideast Beast a political satire website that clearly disclaims their intentions.
World Press Freedom Rank: Israel 88/180
Founded in 2015 and based in Tel Aviv, Israel, The Mideast Beast is a satire website with the tagline “Because all news is satirical.” According to their about page, “The Mideast Beast (TMB) is a political satire and comedy news site that produces spoof articles mainly about (or connected to) the Middle East, only for comedic and entertainment purposes.”
Funded by / Ownership
The Mideast Beast does not disclose ownership and revenue is derived through advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, The Mideast Beast produces satirical articles related to Middle East politics and conflict. For example, this article Hezbollah Mourns Tragic Loss of Explosive Material. They also cover USA politics, poking fun at both sides such as this against the Trump administration Trump Promises Palestinians a State if they Attend his Inauguration and this against the Democrats Ocasio-Cortez Admits She Had No Idea Israel Is a Country. In general, The Mideast Beast makes it very clear on every page they are a satire site and therefore are not misleading.
Overall, we rate The Mideast Beast a political satire website that clearly disclaims their intentions. (D. Van Zandt 8/8/2020)