Rebel News – Bias and Credibility

Rebel News - Right Bias - Conservative - Republican - Not Credible

Factual Reporting: Mixed - Not always Credible or Reliable


A questionable source exhibits one or more of the following: extreme bias, consistent promotion of propaganda/conspiracies, poor or no sourcing to credible information, a complete lack of transparency, and/or is fake news. Fake News is the deliberate attempt to publish hoaxes and/or disinformation for profit or influence (Learn More). Sources listed in the Questionable Category may be very untrustworthy and should be fact-checked on a per-article basis. Please note sources on this list are not considered fake news unless specifically written in the reasoning section for that source. See all Questionable sources.

  • Overall, we rate Rebel News Right Biased and Questionable based on the promotion of propaganda, conspiracy theories, poor sourcing, and several failed fact checks.

Detailed Report

Questionable Reasoning: Conspiracy Theories, Pseudoscience, Propaganda, Poor Sourcing, Failed Fact Checks
Bias Rating: RIGHT
Factual Reporting: MIXED
Country: Canada
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rating: EXCELLENT FREEDOM
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY


Founded in February 2015 by former Sun News Network personalities Ezra Levant and Brian Lilley, The Rebel is a conservative-leaning media website that publishes news, opinions, and videos. The current editor is Ezra Levant.

Gavin McInnes, the founder of the far-right neo-fascist organization Proud Boys, was also a contributor and subsequently let go after controversy and brought back in 2019. According to MacLean’s The Rebel is a part of the Alt-right and sympathetic toward white nationalists. The Rebel denies this claim.

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Funded by / Ownership

The Rebel News Network Ltd. owns Rebel News and generates revenue through advertising, fee-based premium subscriptions, and donations  Ezra Levant serves as the director of the Rebel News Network Ltd.

Analysis / Bias

Rebel News routinely publishes news with loaded emotional wording that favors the right, such as this: Why Trudeau’s Liberals are pretending THIS gun control study doesn’t exist, and this Cops bundle up angry left-wing student in taped meltdown. Both of these stories are linked to strongly right-leaning sources such as Campus Reform. In general, most stories favor the right and denigrate the left. Further, according to the right-leaning, The National, The Rebel has been accused of stirring up anti-Muslim hate. Some writers for The Rebel have also been profiled by the left-leaning Southern Poverty Law Center for promoting hatred.

When it comes to sourcing, The Rebel does hyperlink to outside sources, but they often attempt to source within their domain to increase web traffic. Finally, throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, they have repeatedly made false and misleading claims, as evidenced in the below-failed fact checks. In general, this is a far-right media source that is not always factual.

Failed Fact Checks

Overall, we rate Rebel News Right Biased and Questionable based on the promotion of propaganda, conspiracy theories, poor sourcing, and several failed fact checks. (10/9/2016) Updated (D. Van Zandt 09/09/2023)


This poll is for entertainment purposes and does not change our overall rating.

Last Updated on September 9, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check

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