Self-Anointed Media Gatekeeper Lowers ‘Free Beacon’ Quality Rating After Critical News Coverage

Posted on AllSides August 5th, 2022
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Three months after the Washington Free Beacon revealed the Democratic leanings of NewsGuard employees—several of whom have worked in Democratic politics and contributed to Democratic candidates—the self-anointed arbiter of media credibility docked the Free Beacon‘s score on its trust ratings.

The company, which claims to "have no political axes to grind," on Wednesday lowered the pro-freedom website's score to 80 from 87.5 out of a possible 100 points, citing an alleged failure to disclose the company's ownership in a "user-friendly" way. The Free Beacon‘s disclosure of its ownership by FreeBeacon LLC on its "Terms of...

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