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 Autostraddle left-biased and mixed factual, based on story selection that only favors the left and the promotion of conspiracy theories directed at the right that have a mixed rate of factual reporting.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Magazine
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Autostraddle is an independently owned online magazine and social network for lesbian, bisexual, and queer women (cis and trans) as well as non-binary people. The website is a “politically progressive queer feminist media source” that features content covering LGBT and feminist news, politics, opinion, culture, arts and entertainment as well as lifestyle content such as DIY crafting, sex, relationships, fashion, food, and technology.
Funded by /Ownership
The Excitant Group, LLC indicated they own Autostraddle. Advertising and a shop that sells merchandise support the company.
Analysis / Bias
In order to formulate a rating for this site we looked at the political news section. AutoStraddle uses loaded emotional words in some headlines, however, the information contained within the articles is always well sourced to most mainstream media outlets such as the New York Times, The Atlantic, etc. The majority of the articles were anti-right wing and align with the issues progressives support.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate Autostraddle left-biased and mixed factual, based on story selection that only favors the left and the promotion of conspiracy theories directed at the right that have a mixed rate of factual reporting. (D. Van Zandt 8/19/2017) Updated (03/15/2022)
Last Updated on March 15, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check