These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using an appeal to emotion or stereotypes). The reporting is factual and usually sourced. These are the most credible media sources. See all Least Biased Sources.
- Overall, we rate Atlas Obscura Least Biased based on non-political coverage and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record.
Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 2009, Atlas Obscura is an online magazine and travel company led by American journalist David Plotz. It catalogs unusual and obscure travel destinations via user-generated content. Atlas Obscura states its “mission is to inspire wonder and curiosity about the incredible world we all share.”
Funded by / Ownership
The website is owned by Atlas Obscura Inc. Revenue is derived through advertising, book sales, sponsored trips, and events.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Atlas Obscura publishes information on interesting destinations and food. The main feature of the website is its user-generated “The definitive map of the world’s extraordinary sights,” which features interesting destinations that people have visited. The website also features lists such as this: 7 Places Worth Trying to See on a Visit to the Korean DMZ. This list is properly sourced.
When it comes to political bias, this website does not cover politics and therefore is classified as least biased.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate Atlas Obscura Least Biased based on non-political coverage and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (D. Van Zandt 11/13/2019) Updated (09/08/2022)
Last Updated on May 12, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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