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-Bias sources.
- Overall, we rate Bustle Left-Center biased based on story selection that moderately favors the left and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing of information and only one failed fact check.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 48/180
Bustle is an online US women’s magazine founded in August 2013 by Bryan Goldberg that covers fashion, entertainment, politics and news. The editor-in chief is Kate Ward.
Funded by / Ownership
Bustle is held by the Bustle Digital Group, which is owned by Bryan Goldberg. According to their about page “Bustle Digital Group is the largest premium publisher reaching millennial women. Every month, nearly 80 million readers turn to Bustle Digital Group publications — Bustle, Romper, Elite Daily, and The Zoe Report — for impactful conversation around the interests and issues engaging women today.” According to the Wall Street Journal Bustle has received funding of 50.5 million dollars from a variety of companies. Revenue is derived from advertising, sponsored content and product links.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Bustle publishes original and aggregated content. All articles on Bustle are properly sourced with some stories containing minimally loaded language such as this Trump Opposes The Equality Act To Protect Against LGBTQ Discrimination, A New Report Says. As mentioned this story is also very well sourced to credible media outlets. In another story there is moderate use of emotional language This Study On Undocumented Immigrants & Crime Debunks One Of Trump’s Dangerous Claims. Editorially, Bustle mostly favors with the left through story selection and endorsement of political policy such as abortion rights and environmentalism.
A factual search reveals they have failed one fact check by an IFCN fact checker.
Overall, we rate Bustle Left-Center biased based on story selection that moderately favors the left and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing of information and only one failed fact check. (D. Van Zandt 12/9/2016) Updated (5/16/2019)