NewsGuard puts the Leftist Internet Traffic Cop NewsGuard surprisingly in their place Daily BeastIn the doghouse, by reducing its rating for false reporting to 30.5 points
NewsGuard has been downgraded The Daily Beast Falsely defaming Kyle Rittenhouse and discrediting Hunter Biden’s laptop scandal. MRC Free Speech America repeatedly called out NewsGuard for its biased “credibility” ratings. The Daily BeastThe previous green checkmark for credibility was 87.5/100. Now, The Daily Beast’s NewsGuard rating sits at a red rating of 57/100, as NewsGuard found “numerous stories with false or unsubstantiated claims” on the site “uncorrected.”
This service was downgraded The Daily Beast in two categories, “Gathers and presents information responsibly” and “Regularly corrects or clarifies errors.” The NewsGuard “nutrition label” for The Daily Beast claims that the site “is often accurate and well-sourced,” but presents several examples deemed exceptions. NewsGuard has now discredit the site. The Daily Beast’s reporting on acquitted Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse, on Florida’s mislabeled “Don’t Say Gay” bill and on the New York Post exposé of Hunter Biden. Contacted by the ratings agency The Daily Beast regarding the false reporting in April 2022, but had not received a response or seen a correction of the articles on the site, according to the company’s nutrition label for The Daily Beast
That’s only a beginning. NewsGuard must adjust ratings more than The Daily Beast’s. MRC Free Speech America reported previously on the fact that multiple leftist media outlets trying to discredit Hunter Biden’s laptop story have excellent NewsGuard scores even after. The New York TimesThe story was verified. Even more egregious, NewsGuard co-CEO Steven Brill himself tried to discredit the story, calling it a “hoax.” Does NewsGuard now have to downgrade itself? Axios and BuzzFeed News are among the outlets. USA Today is also included. The Washington PostThey still receive 100/100 NewsGuard ratings despite inaccurate reporting about the Hunter Biden scandals.
NewsGuard touts itself as the arbiter of “credibility” for internet sites. That’s more spin. MRC Free Speech America has found that the rating agency favors left-leaning outlets. A recent MRC study found that outlets rated “left” or “lean left” by AllSides received an average NewsGuard score of 93/100. Sites considered “right” or “lean right” by AllSides had an average NewsGuard rating of 66/100. NewsGuard ranked several Chinese state media outlets higher than many pro-life or conservative outlets in the United States.
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