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 Boy Genius Report Left-Center Biased based on story selection and 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.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: USA (45/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 2006, Boy Genius Report (also referred to as BGR) is a technology-influenced website that covers topics ranging from consumer gadgets to entertainment, gaming, and science. BGR also covers politics as it relates to technology. The website was launched by Jonathan S. Geller at the age of 19. According to their about page “Geller regularly provides expert analysis for acclaimed news programs on networks such as CNBC, CNN, Bloomberg, and NBC News, and BGR has been quoted by countless globally recognized media outlets including The New York Times, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, MSNBC, TIME Magazine, Barron’s, Los Angeles Times and many others.”
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Analysis / Bias
In review, Boy Genius Report is a technology website that focuses on Tech, Entertainment, Business, Science, and Lifestyle. Primarily, this is a technology website though. Most information is related to advances in tech with minimal bias such as this T-Mobile confirms 19 devices that will stop working on its network this month. This story like all others is properly sourced.
Editorially, they do not produce political op-eds, however, they do report on politics as it relates to tech and science such as Dr. Fauci is finally fed up with Trump’s continued attacks over coronavirus and this Trump campaign demands Biden pull attack ad that’s full of fake news. While the majority of this site is not related to politics the stories that do involve politics tend to slightly favor the left. In general, story selection slightly favors the left and is sourced and factual.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate Boy Genius Report Left-Center Biased based on story selection and 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 2/11/2017) Updated (1/13/2021)