- Overall, we rate Arc Digital Least Biased based on topic selection that covers both liberal and conservative view points. We also rate them 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 2017, Arc Digital is a news and opinion website that features original commentary from a variety of perspectives. According to their about page they are “The internet’s best opinion page. Fiercely committed to intellectual pluralism.” The current editor-in-chief is Berny Belvedere.
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Analysis / Bias
In review, the website features original commentary written by named authors that covers a wide range of topics with the main focus on politics and philosophy. Headlines range from minimally to moderately emotional such as this You Don’t Need to Lie to Stop the War. This story is properly sourced. Story selection is varied with some from left perspectives such as this: They Sure Do Look Guilty and some from a conservative perspective such as this Why Socialism Is Bad.
When it comes to sourcing information, Arc Digital is thorough and generally uses known credible sources such as the New York Times, CNN, the Guardian and The Intercept. We did not find any cases of Arc Digital using Questionable and/or Conspiracy websites to support claims.
Editorially, Arc Digital publishes commentary ranging from progressive liberal to libertarian to conservative. With this said, they provide balance and feature counter articles written to challenge a previous article. For example, in the article, Semantics, Cooperatives, Marx, and More, the author writes a rebuttal to a previous article offering a differing view point. This is common on the Arc Digital website and despite promoting biased commentary they always provide opposing perspective which earns them a least biased rating based on balanced story selection.
A factual search reveals they have not been fact checked by an IFCN fact checker.
Overall, we rate Arc Digital Least Biased based on topic selection that covers both liberal and conservative view points. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.