These sources consist of legitimate science or are evidence-based through the use of credible scientific sourcing. Legitimate science follows the scientific method, is unbiased, and does not use emotional words. These sources also respect the consensus of experts in the given scientific field and strive to publish peer-reviewed science. Some sources in this category may have a slight political bias but adhere to scientific principles. See all Pro-Science sources.
- Overall, we rate The Watchers Pro-Science; however, we rate them mostly factual and of medium credibility due to a lack of transparency.
Bias Rating: PRO-SCIENCE
Factual Reporting: MOSTLY FACTUAL
Country: United Kingdom (33/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: MEDIUM CREDIBILITY
The Watchers (TW) is a hard science news site that covers a wide range of topics, from climate change to space exploration, emphasizing weather and related topics.
The website lacks transparency as they do not have an about page or clearly disclose ownership. The domain is registered in Canada.
Funded by / Ownership
The Watchers lack transparency as they do not disclose ownership. Advertising appears to be the primary source of revenue.
Analysis / Bias
When we reviewed this source in 2017, reviewer Dennis Kelly found that they covered hard and popular science with minimal bias. In 2021, nothing has changed. According to Mr. Kelly, “The articles are well written, well-sourced, and highly factual. TW exhibits no political bias in its reporting, simply reporting the facts and information as is, earning them a Pro-Science rating.
Our conclusion remains the same in 2021; however, based on changes in our rating system and methodology, we move them to mostly factual based on a lack of transparency.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate The Watchers Pro-Science; however, we rate them mostly factual and of medium credibility due to a lack of transparency. (D. Kelley 4/6/2017) Updated (4/30/2021)
Last Updated on April 30, 2021 by Media Bias Fact Check
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