Questionable Reasoning: Propaganda, Conspiracy, Pseudoscience, Poor Sourcing, False Claims, Lack of Transparency
Bias Rating: EXTREME RIGHT
Factual Reporting: LOW
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY
XYZ.net.au is an Australian-based news and opinion website that focuses on a variety of topics, including politics, society, economics, and philosophy. The website positions itself as a platform for free speech and free markets, acknowledging Australia’s place in Western civilization and culture. They lack transparency as it’s about page returns a 404 error.
XYZ.net.au does not disclose its ownership details publicly. The website offers its content for free and also has a Patreon page where readers can financially support the platform.
Analysis / Bias
XYZ.net.au exhibits a strong right-biased ideological leaning in its content. The website’s articles often feature biased or provocative titles, such as “Don’t welcome me to my own bloody country” and “Better to be a racist than to have abos rule over you.”
When it comes to sourcing, it does not provide extensive sourcing for its articles, making factual accuracy hard to verify. The site also focuses on stories that align with a particular ideological perspective, often critical of mainstream narratives. The website’s apparent endorsement of nationalist and conservative viewpoints places it in the right-biased category.
Regarding science, the website frequently promotes disinformation, such as this related to the Covid-19 vaccine: Proof that Covid Vaccines are AIDS. This story originated from the Questionable Epoch Times and is rated false by fact-checkers. Finally, they promote propagandistic conspiracies regarding climate change, such as this: Idiot Greta Thunberg named Communist of the Year. In general, this is not a credible source for news and information.
Failed Fact Checks
- In spring 2022, officials in the Australian state of Victoria were considering legislation that would prohibit people from growing their own food. – False
Overall, we rate XYZ.net.au as Far Right Biased and Questionable based on the promotion of right-wing propaganda, conspiracy theories, pseudoscience, the use of poor sources, false claims, and a lack of transparency. (D. Van Zandt 09/29/2023)
Last Updated on September 29, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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