AOL

Last updated on May 3rd, 2021 at 08:54 am

AOL Left center bias - Liberal - Democrat - CredibleFactual Reporting: High - Credible - Reliable


LEFT-CENTER BIAS

These media sources have a slight to moderate liberal bias.  They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes) to favor liberal causes.  These sources are generally trustworthy for information but may require further investigation. See all Left-Center sources.

  • Overall, we rate AOL News Left-Center Biased based on editorial positions that moderately favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.

Detailed Report

Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: USA (45/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY

History

Founded in 1983 as Control Video Corporation and later America Online (AOL), it is a web portal and online service provider. AOL.com features aggregated, curated, and original news reporting.

Read our profile on the United States government and media.

Funded by / Ownership

Several companies in its history have owned AOL, most recently being acquired by Apollo Global Management from Verizon in a deal said to be worth $5 billion. Advertising and sponsored content derive revenue for the company.

Analysis / Bias

In review, the majority of AOL’s news content is curated from other sources. The most common sources cited in the articles I reviewed were Business Insider (Left-Center), Reuters (Least Biased), AP (Least Biased), and ABC News (Left-Center). I rate their curated content to be low biased, with minimal loaded words and appropriately sourced. On the other hand, AOL produces its own news content that has a more editorial tone. The AOL-produced content uses moderate loaded words and tends to favor the left in most stories. The articles are typically sourced from mostly left-center sources, and for the most part, are rooted in fact. Based on their editorial-type content, we rate them moderate left-center and factually based.

Failed Fact Checks

  • None to date

Overall, we rate AOL News Left-Center Biased based on editorial positions that moderately favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 4/2/2017) Updated (5/03/2021)

Source: https://www.aol.com/

Left vs. Right Bias: How we rate the bias of media sources

NFN-Low Biased Factual News

Video Advertisement