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.
Bias Rating: SATIRE
Factual Reporting: N/A
Country: United Kingdom (35/180 Press Freedom)
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.”
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 (4/11/2021)