World Affairs Brief – Bias and Credibility

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Factual Reporting: Very Low - Biased - Not Credible - Fake News


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  • Overall, we rate World Affairs Brief as a tin foil hat conspiracy and strong pseudoscience website based on publishing false or unproven information.

Detailed Report

Factual Reporting: VERY LOW
Country: USA
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY


Founded in 2004, World Affairs Brief is a conspiracy and pseudoscience website. According to their about page, “The World Affairs Brief is a weekly news analysis service published by Joel M. Skousen subtitled, “Commentary and Insights on a Troubled World.” Mr. Skousen concentrates on adding back into the news information that the establishment media and governments purposely omit to keep you from knowing the underlying agenda behind their actions or statements. He believes there is a globalist conspiracy to undermine national sovereignty and to create wars and other provocations that will justify a diminution of civil liberties.”

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Funded by / Ownership

Joel Skousen owns World Affairs Brief. Revenue is generated through a subscription fee of $48 per year.

Analysis / Bias

In review, World Affairs Brief is a 100% conspiracy and pseudoscience website. The website features a section dedicated to Government cover-ups. It lists 9-11, Chemtrails, Vince Foster, the Columbine shooting, and many more. Under the recommended news sources tab, it lists Infowars-Alex Jones as a favorite. Under the Daily News Q section, they link to news stories from other sources. Some of the sources they link to are questionable, such as Zerohedge, the Gateway Pundit, and Lew

Since covid-19, they have focused on promoting vaccine conspiracies, and pseudoscience, such as this Pfizer Exec Admits Under Oath: ‘We Never Tested COVID Vaccine Against Transmission.’ This misleading story is linked to Zerohedge and is not factual, as Pfizer never made such a claim, to begin with.

In general, this is a tin-foil hat conspiracy website.

Failed Fact Checks

  • Never fact-checked by a third party. See above.

Overall, we rate World Affairs Brief as a tin foil hat conspiracy and strong pseudoscience website based on publishing false or unproven information. (D. Van Zandt 6/30/2019) Updated (10/18/2022)


Last Updated on July 1, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check

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