Founded in 2018, Unity News Network is a Manchester, UK, news and opinion website. According to their about page, “Unity News Network is a pioneering and dynamic grassroots information centre for the 21st Century. Like you, we are sick and tired of the biased mainstream media, and it’s agenda. Our aim is to be a forum for free speech and honesty about the issues facing the United Kingdom and the World today.” The Editor-In-Chief is Carl D. Pearson. Since last reviewing this site in August 2018, they have adopted a corrections and fact-checking policy as well as disclosure of the editorial team and their positions.
Funded by / Ownership
Unity News Network is a registered LTD in the United Kingdom. The directors are David Clews and Carl D. Pearson. Funding comes from online advertising, donations, and a store that sells merchandise. Unity News Network discloses ownership and funding here.
Analysis / Bias
Unity News Network’s primary mission is to promote nationalism and support for Brexit. Story selection often favors the political right and uses strongly loaded words such as this: SHOCK REPORTS that Nigel Farage has been BANNED from meeting President TRUMP! and this Macron RAGES as he BLAMES British people for DESTROYING hopes of United States of Europe! When it comes to sourcing, they primarily use quotes and occasionally hyperlinks to media sources. Some of the media sources utilized are The Telegraph, Bloomberg News, and local papers such as Devon Live.
In general, news almost always favors the right, with many articles being anti-immigrant that focuses on their crimes, but not others. The primary theme of this website is Nationalism and British separation from the European Union, with many stories that denigrate the left with loaded emotional wording such as this: Nicola Sturgeon now PLOTTING with Corbyn, Soubry, Cable & others to SABOTAGE Brexit!
Further, during the Covid-19 pandemic, they promoted misleading information such as this MHRA Contract for artificial intelligence tool to log cases of Covid 19 ‘adverse drug reactions’. This story is misleading. Finally, they also promoted baseless election fraud conspiracies about the 2020 USA Presidential Election Allegations of US Election Fraud – The Italian Job. This is not true. They have also reported that the January 6th, 2021, insurrection of the US Capitol was a false flag.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years. See the above examples.
Overall, we rate Unity News Network Right Biased and questionable based on promoting conspiracy theories, propaganda, pseudoscience, and false claims. (D. Van Zandt 7/4/2018) Updated (11/25/2022)
Last Updated on July 1, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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