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 The Daily Vox Left Biased based on editorial positions that favor the progressive left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing, a clean fact check record, and open transparency.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: South Africa
World Press Freedom Rank: South Africa 31/180
Founded in 2014, The Daily Vox is a South African news and opinion website that is geared toward younger citizens. The website was founded by Khadija Patel and Azad Essa. According to their about page “The Daily Vox aims to put the young citizen at the centre of news. This does not mean we are a team of citizen journalists. Instead, our journalists place people at the centre of the agenda.”
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Funded by / Ownership
The Daily Vox is independently owned and funded through donations. They list their top funders here. One notable supporter is Open Society South Africa, which is a part of George Soros’s Open Society Foundations.
Analysis / Bias
In review, The Daily Vox publishes original news and commentary covering a range of topics such as politics, education, economics, and accountability. Articles and headlines rarely use loaded emotional language such as this The calls for Basic Income Grant, explained. This story like most is properly sourced to credible outlets such as the World Economic Forum.
Editorially, they advocate for progressive left policy such as social justice for LGBTQ, Income Equality, and concern for Climate change. When covering USA politics they have a favorable view of Joe Biden and a negative view of former President Trump: This is what Biden must do to reverse some of Trump’s worst decisions. In general, the news is reported factually and with a strong left-leaning bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate The Daily Vox Left Biased based on editorial positions that favor the progressive left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing, a clean fact check record, and open transparency. (D. Van Zandt 1/22/2017) Updated (2/2/2021)