Daily Source Bias Check: Encyclopedia Britannica

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PRO-SCIENCE

These sources consist of legitimate science or are evidence based through the use of credible scientific sourcing.  Legitimate science follows the scientific method, is unbiased and does not use emotional words. These sources also respect the consensus of experts in the given scientific field and strive to publish peer reviewed science. Some sources in this category may have a slight political bias, but adhere to scientific principles. See all Pro-Science sources.

  • Overall, we rate Encyclopedia Britannica a Least Biased, Pro-Science source.

Detailed Report

Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: USA
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 48/180

History

Founded in 1768, The Encyclopedia Britannica is a general knowledge English-language encyclopedia. It is written by about 100 full-time editors and more than 4,000 contributors, who have included 110 Nobel Prize winners and five American presidents. The 2010 version of the 15th edition, which spans 32 volumes and 32,640 pages, was the last printed edition; digital content and distribution has continued since then.

Funded by / Ownership

The publisher is Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc. and revenue is generated through advertising and subscription fees.

Analysis / Bias

In review, Encyclopedia Britannica provides an enormous amount of information covering history, science, technology and more. The website is set up with a search bar at the top of the screen so that you can search the topic you are interested in. The homepage also features articles that display minimal bias such as this: Do Plants Feel Pain?. This article is properly sourced and in case you are interested, plants do not feel pain because they do not have pain receptors. Thanks Britannica!

When it comes to bias, Forbes did an analysis that showed Britannica is less biased than Wikipedia.

Overall, we rate Encyclopedia Britannica a Least Biased, Pro-Science source. (D. Van Zandt 6/17/2019)

Source: https://www.britannica.com/

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1 Comment on Daily Source Bias Check: Encyclopedia Britannica

  1. Elizabeth Hazzard // July 8, 2019 at 2:05 pm //

    hello

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