Beliefnet

BeliefNet - Right Bias - Christian - Conservative - Not CredibleFactual Reporting: Mixed - Not always Credible or Reliable


RIGHT BIAS

These media sources are moderate to strongly biased toward conservative 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 information reporting that may damage conservative causes. Some sources in this category may be untrustworthy. See all Right Bias sources.

  • Overall, we rate Beliefnet Right Biased based on editorial positions and story selection that favors the right. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to the promotion of pseudoscience, the occasional use of poor sources, and a failed fact check.

Detailed Report

Bias Rating: RIGHT
Factual Reporting: MIXED
Country: USA
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: MEDIUM CREDIBILITY

History

Founded in 1999, Beliefnet is a lifestyle website providing feature editorial content around inspiration, spirituality, health, wellness, love and family, news, and entertainment. Beliefnet is independent and not affiliated with any spiritual organization or movement.

Read our profile on the United States government and media.

Funded by / Ownership

BN Media Associates owns and publishes Beliefnet. Advertising generates revenue.

Analysis / Bias

Before I begin this review, I want to state that this was challenging. Beliefnet could easily fit into our conspiracy/pseudoscience category based on many articles supporting creationism and even angels. However, Beliefnet also has very credible content that is well-sourced and minimally biased. Another aspect of this site is that they cover all the major world religions, though there certainly is more information regarding Christianity.

In review, Beliefnet typically uses minimal to moderate loaded language in their articles such as Obama Admits He Is A Muslim – In His Own Words! – Video. They also usually source properly; however, we found examples of questionable sources such as Lew Rockwell, which has an extreme right-wing bias and has failed fact checks. Beliefnet serves to provide religious news across different religions, but we rate them Right biased based on favoring Christianity and right-wing ideology.

Failed Fact Checks

Overall, we rate Beliefnet Right Biased based on editorial positions and story selection that favors the right. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to the promotion of pseudoscience, the occasional use of poor sources, and a failed fact check. (D. Van Zandt 3/24/2018) Updated (01/07/2022)

Source: https://www.beliefnet.com/

Last Updated on January 7, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check

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