Vancouver Times

Vancouver Times - Right Bias - Questionable - Conservative - Not credible or reliableFactual Reporting: Mixed - Not always Credible or Reliable


QUESTIONABLE SOURCE

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  • Overall, we rate the Vancouver Times Right Biased and questionable based on poor sourcing techniques, plagiarism, a failed fact check, and a lack of transparency.

Detailed Report

Questionable Reasoning: Poor Sourcing, Plagiarism, Lack of Transparency, Failed Fact Check
Bias Rating: RIGHT
Factual Reporting: MIXED
Country: Canada
Press Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY

History

Founded in December 2021 by Jason Pires, the Vancouver Times is a blog that publishes local, national, and world news from a conservative perspective. According to their about page, “Vancouver Times is the most trusted source for satire on the West Coast. We write satirical stories about issues that affect conservatives. We are not affiliated with the mainstream media (CBC, CTV etc.) in any way, and any similarities between our content and the work of the MSM is purely coincidental.” We could not find evidence of satire on this website.

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Funded by / Ownership

According to the about page, VT News Inc. owns the Vancouver Times. We could not find any info on this company, but assume Jason Pires owns it. As of this date, they do not generate revenue.

Analysis / Bias

The Vancouver Times republishes a one-sentence summary of local BC/Canadian news from Global News; however, they do not provide a hyperlink to read the full article. Under the “America” news category, they republish full articles from the Right-Biased and Questionable Daily Wire. Under the “World” category, they republish Reuters articles without providing a hyperlink resulting in significant copyright infringement and plagiarism.

Finally, under the “Original” category, Jason Pires summarizes existing news stories from other sources while adding commentary that favors a conservative perspective such as this “Many Canadians are opposed to increased Covid restrictions, calling them authoritarian and a breach of civil liberties. Some have went as far as protesting hospitals or the homes of politicians.” In general, the news republished in the Vancouver Times is fact-based, with story selection that favors the Right. Unfortunately, they do not hyperlink to the republishing sources and therefore lack credibility.

Failed Fact Checks

Overall, we rate the Vancouver Times Right Biased and questionable based on poor sourcing techniques, plagiarism, a failed fact check, and a lack of transparency. (D. Van Zandt 03/08/2022) Updated (03/18/2022)

Source: https://vancouvertimes.org/

Last Updated on March 18, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check

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