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 Change.org Left Biased based on the editorial policy that mostly favors liberal causes. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting based on not vetting every Change for factual information.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Change.org is a petition website operated by Change.org, Inc., an American certified B corporation that claims to have over 408 million users and hosts sponsored campaigns for organizations. The purpose of Change is to facilitate petitions by the general public. According to their about page “On Change.org, people everywhere are starting campaigns, mobilizing supporters, and working with decision-makers to drive solutions.” The current CEO is Ben Rattray.
Funded by / Ownership
Change.org is a Public Benefit Corporation and is funded through donations to the Change.org Foundation.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Popular topics of Change.org petitions are economic and criminal justice, human rights, education, environmental protection, animal rights, health, and sustainable food. In general, Change.org caters to a left-leaning audience.
Overall, we rate Change.org Left Biased based on the editorial policy that mostly favors liberal causes. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting based on not vetting every Change for factual information. (D. Van Zandt 11/14/2016) Updated (9/16/2020)