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Plant Based News has won a 100 percent approval rating from NewsGuard – meaning it is considered to be a reliable news source.

“NewsGuard uses journalism to fight false news, misinformation, and disinformation,” says the organization.

“Our trained analysts, who are experienced journalists, research online news brands to help readers and viewers know which ones are trying to do legitimate journalism – and which are not.”

In order to earn this accreditation, a news site needs to meet specific criteria, which include responsible and accurate reporting, a clear corrections policy, and transparency when it comes to content creators.

Delighted

“We are delighted to have earned this important accreditation,” said PBN Co-founder Robbie Lockie.

“We always work hard to try and create legitimate news that is fully sourced and cited, and it’s hugely rewarding that an independent organization has recognized this.

“Of course we aren’t infallible, and we try to be transparent when it comes to errors and corrections, which we mark on articles. If you have any concerns about anything you read on PBN, please contact us to let us know.”

You can add the NewsGuard extension to your browser, in order to see whether sites are accredited. Find out more here

Maria Chiorando

Maria is a news and features writer for Plant Based News. As a former magazine editor, newspaper reporter, and features writer, her work has been published by The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and various regional newspapers, as well as Vegan Life magazine and Vegan Trade Journal. She has interviewed a huge range of people, from Prime Ministers to authors, activists, pop stars and actors, and enjoys the varied range of topics writing for PBN allows her to tackle. She was previously the editor of Plant Based News for over 3 years.