The Spoof – Bias and Credibility

The Spoof - 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 clear that they are satire and do not attempt to deceive.  See all Satire sources.

  • Overall, we rate The Spoof a satire website based on proper disclosure as such.

Detailed Report

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


Founded in 2003, The Spoof is a UK-based satire website as disclosed on their about page, “Providing an irreverent and satirical slant to the current big news stories throughout the world, bringing you more funny stories than you can shake sticks at.”

Read our profile on UK media and government.

Funded by / Ownership

Spoof Media Ltd. owns Spoof Media. Advertising is the primary source of revenue.

Analysis / Bias

Reviews of satire websites are limited. The purpose is to determine if they appropriately disclose they are satire. The Spoof makes it very clear as every page holds its tagline, “Always there with the funniest spoof headlines.” As further evidence, they have a disclaimer that reads, “The Spoof is a fabricated satirical newspaper and comedy website published by Spoof Media Ltd.”

Overall, we rate The Spoof a satire website based on proper disclosure as such. (D. Van Zandt 3/15/2017) Updated (01/09/2023)


Last Updated on July 1, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check

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