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Produced by a group of Guardian readers unhappy with its censorship policy

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"Because facts really should be sacred"
Started: February 2015

Member of: Poynter Institute/List, PropOrNot/List
In its own words:
"The creation of people from different parts of the world committed to the original vision which drew us together on The Guardian's CiF pages. We followed with dismay and disappointment the increasingly distorted and tendentious news reporting on Libya, the proxy-war in Syria, and the Ukraine Crisis. Tired of being censored by our beloved, once-upon-a-time left-of-centre newspaper, in February 2015 we decided to create our own platform for airing our unacceptable opinions."

OffGuardian was set up by a small group of disaffected readers of the Guardian. In April 2015, their first domain name, (with associated Reddit and Twitter accounts), was subject to "sabotage", so the group relaunched at

"Fake News"

Full article: Rated 3/5 “Fake News”

In November 2016, the site was listed by PropOrNot as one of its list of 200 "Fake News" websites.

Legal policy

The site reports that "we support the free flow of opinion and information" and explicitly permits republishing of its articles if the source is acknowledged.[1]


A document sourced from OffGuardian

TitleTypeSubject(s)Publication dateAuthor(s)
Document:Avaaz: Clicktivist heroes or Soros wolf in woolly disguisewebpageAvaaz
Res Publica
Ricken Patel
Tom Pravda
Tom Perriello
18 July 2015'BlackCatte'