71 Republic is a libertarian blog that was founded by three teens; Matthew Geiger, Ryan Manthy, and Mason Mohon. 71 Republic describes its mission as “We are a news startup centered around spreading the message of Libertarianism to the common man and enabling people with a third viewpoint, other than the typical conservative and liberal perspectives.”
Funded by / Ownership
The website does not fully disclose ownership, however they do list the CEO as Matthew Geiger. The website generates revenue through online advertising and individual donations.
Analysis / Bias
In review, The focus of the site is digital journalism essays written by other members, mostly young adults. With that said, 71 Republic offers a lot of opinions, however they do source to credible media outlets such as Politico and government websites, such as Congress.gov. There is also minimal use of loaded language, however most articles favor the right through support of Austrian Economics and some Christian perspectives. There is minimal use of biased language used in headlines and articles such as this: US Plans to Withdraw Troops from Syria. In general, stories favor a libertarian perspective, which includes left leaning positions such as social liberty.
A factual search reveals that 71 Liberty has not failed a fact check.
Overall, this is a Right-Center Libertarian biased news blog that is High for factual reporting based on proper sourcing. (M. Huitsing 9/6/2017) (Updated 12/22/2018)