These media sources are moderately to strongly biased toward liberal causes through story selection and/or political affiliation. They may utilize strong loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes), publish misleading reports and omit reporting of information that may damage liberal causes. Some sources in this category may be untrustworthy. See all Left Bias sources.
- Overall, we rate Gizmodo Left Biased based on editorial position that almost always favor the left and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 48/180
Founded in 2002, Gizmodo is primarily a design, technology and science fiction website. The current editor is Kelly Bourdet.
Funded by / Ownership
Gizmodo was originally launched as part of Gawker Media, which was purchased by Univision Communications in August 2016. However, in April 2019, Gizmodo Media and The Onion was acquired by Great Hill Partners. Some of the other Gizmodo Media outlets acquired were Deadspin, Jezabel, Kotaku, The Root and Splinter. Gizmodo generates revenue through advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Gizmodo primarily reports on technology and entertainment, however they also report on politics with a left leaning bias in story selection. There is use of strong loaded language in headlines such this: The Trump Administration Is Spinning Its Latest Pro-Coal Policy as Good for People of Color. This story is properly sourced to the EPA and Bloomberg. In another story, they denigrate the right, such as this: Trump Invites Consortium of Conservative Internet Trolls to The White House for ‘Social Media Summit’. Editorially, Gizmodo does not separate news from opinion, which can be misleading, with most editorial positions favoring the left.
A factual search reveals they have not failed a fact check.
Overall, we rate Gizmodo Left Biased based on editorial position that almost always favor the left and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 11/19/2016) Updated (7/19/2019)
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