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- Overall, we rate the Vegan Society as left-biased based on progressive liberal editorial positions. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record.
Bias Rating: LEFT
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: United Kingdom
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
The Vegan Society was founded in 1944 and is a registered educational charity. The organization aims to provide information and guidance on various aspects of veganism. Their website offers a range of resources, including blogs, news articles, and campaigns focused on veganism. They are based in the United Kingdom.
Funded by / Ownership
The Vegan Society is a registered charity in England and Wales (Reg. Charity No: 279228) and Scotland (SC049495). They offer memberships starting from £2 a month and also have a shop where they sell vegan products. The website does not explicitly mention other sources of funding.
Analysis / Bias
The Vegan Society primarily promotes veganism and offers resources to help individuals transition to a vegan lifestyle. Their campaigns aim to improve the quality and availability of vegan food in public sector settings. They also offer articles and blogs that discuss ethical considerations related to veganism, such as A Vegan’s Guide to Ethical Swimming.
Editorially, the Vegan Society holds left-leaning viewpoints such as this Andy West reveals why veganism can alleviate the suffering of all, animals and humans alike. They also report negatively on conservatives such as this: “Meanwhile, conservatives tend to view veganism as a threat to existing ways of living and thus a threat to the stability of the community. This helps explain why conservative and right-wing ideologies are more hostile towards veganism than left-wing and liberal ideologies.” Further, the organization advocates for social causes favored by the left, such as LGBTQIA rights and concern with climate change.
Finally, while the website is clearly biased towards promoting veganism, it does not appear to engage in pseudoscience. The information provided is generally factual, and sources are cited where applicable.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate the Vegan Society as left-biased based on progressive liberal editorial positions. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (D. Van Zandt 10/14/2023)
Last Updated on October 19, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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