Bias Rating: RIGHT
Factual Reporting: MOSTLY FACTUAL
Country: United Kingdom
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: MEDIUM CREDIBILITY
CapX.co is a news and opinion website that was launched in 2014 by the Centre for Policy Studies, a conservative think tank in the United Kingdom. The website’s mission is to “make the case for popular capitalism – for markets, innovation, growth and competition.”
According to its about page, “CapX was founded to make the case for popular capitalism: now more than ever, it is vital that the case is made for markets, innovation and competition, and for policies that deliver for the masses as well as the elites.”
CapX.co publishes articles from a variety of authors, including journalists, academics, and politicians. The website also features a podcast.
Funded by / Ownership
CapX.co is owned and produced by the Centre for Policy Studies. The Centre for Policy Studies is funded by a variety of sources, including foundations, individual donors, and corporate sponsors.
Analysis / Bias
CapX publishes news and analysis from a conservative perspective using loaded emotional wording such as this Why Labour’s talk of ending ‘tax breaks’ for private schools is a dangerous deceit. This story is minimally sourced. In another story, they rely on sources such as The Standard and The Guardian.
Editorially, the articles published by CapX.co demonstrate a clear right-leaning or conservative bias in their content and perspectives. This bias is evident through the consistent alignment of the articles with conservative ideologies and viewpoints. For example, the article “Free speech is not hate speech – whatever the authoritarian left try to tell you” exhibits a right-leaning bias by critiquing the left for allegedly suppressing conservative voices, aligning with the right’s defense of free speech against perceived left-wing censorship.
When reporting on scientific matters such as climate change, they do not deny the existence of human-influenced global warming; however, they support free-market solutions over government intervention: Greta and her fanclub need to get real about the climate challenge. In general, CapX is mostly factual due to poor sourcing and hold right-leaning conservative editorial biases.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate CapX right-biased based on editorial positions that align with a conservative perspective. We also rate them as Mostly Factual rather than high due to poor sourcing techniques. (08/20/2023)
Last Updated on August 20, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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