WND News Center appears to be a website that republishes news stories by the far-right questionable website WND. The stories that appear on WND News Center come from WND’s News Center category. The website lacks transparency as they do not clearly disclose they are a part of WND.
Founded in 1997, World Net Daily, or WND, is a politically conservative news and opinion website. WND was founded by Joseph Farah, who also serves as editor-in-chief. WND also publishes books under the imprint WND Books.
Funded by / Ownership
WND News Center lacks transparency as they do not disclose they are owned by WND. They claim to be a non-profit 501(c)3 that solicits donations.
Analysis / Bias
WND is a Questionable online news source with a far-right bias and dabbles in right-wing conspiracies such as President Obama’s birth certificate. They also use misleading clickbait headlines that do not always match the article’s content. WND also has an abysmal track record with fact-checkers, as seen below.
During the CoronaVirus outbreak of 2020, WND has been accused of peddling false and misleading information regarding the virus.
Several different media outlets have criticized WND for both promoting white nationalism and peddling conspiracy theories. For example, the Washington Post and Columbia Journalism Review have written articles describing WND as Far Right and Alt-Right. Further, The Southern Poverty Law Center labels WorldNetDaily as an antigovernment extremist group.
Failed Fact Checks (WND)
- “California To Register Illegal Aliens To Vote – Automatically.” – Pants on Fire
- “A U.S. Government Accountability Office report says Planned Parenthood Federation of America cannot find some $1.3 billion given to it by the federal government from 2002 through 2008.” – Pants on fire
- White House spokesman Robert Gibbs “lied” when he said President Obama’s birth certificate is posted on the Internet. – False
- Chobani CEO Hamdi Ulukaya vowed to “drown the United States in Muslims” and is “importing them to Idaho 300 at a time to work in his factory.” – Mostly False
- Elena Kagan Tied to Obama’s Birth Certificate – False
- A town in New Jersey has forbidden residents from criticizing Muslims or Islam in keeping with sharia law. – Mostly False
- In early 2019, vandals targeted 12 churches in France over seven days. – Mostly False
- “1 million COVID-vaccine injuries now reported on CDC’s database,” – False
- Arctic sea ice reached a 30-year high in May 2022 – False
Overall, we rate WND News Center Questionable based on extreme right-wing bias, promotion of conspiracy theories, numerous failed fact checks, and a complete lack of transparency. (D. Van Zandt 09/26/2022)
Last Updated on July 1, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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