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 an appeal to emotion or stereotypes), publish misleading reports, and omit information that may damage liberal causes. Some sources in this category may be untrustworthy. See all Left Bias sources.
- Overall, we rate Counterfire.org Far-Left biased based on editorial positions that favor a progressive socialist perspective. We also rate them as Mostly Factual rather than High due to a lack of transparency with ownership and one-sided reporting.
Bias Rating: FAR LEFT
Factual Reporting: MOSTLY FACTUAL
Country: United Kingdom
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: MEDIUM CREDIBILITY
Founded in 2010, Counterfire.org is a UK Based socialist news and analysis website that covers a wide range of topics, including politics, social issues, and activism. The website provides a platform for writers and contributors to express progressive and anti-establishment perspectives. Counterfire also publishes a free monthly newspaper. According to its about page “Counterfire is a revolutionary socialist organisation committed to transforming our society from one based on the profit motive to one built on the needs of working people.”
Funded by / Ownership
Counterfire lacks transparency as they do not disclose ownership or funding. The organization generates revenue through advertising, donations, and merchandise sales.
Analysis / Bias
Counterfire takes a far-left political stance and provides analysis and commentary from a progressive socialist perspective. The website covers various social and political issues, including anti-war activism, labor rights, and social justice movements.
The articles on counterfire.org often reflect a critical view of the establishment, capitalism, and imperialism, such as this The spread of cholera: An indictment of global capitalism. This story relies on credible sources such as Reuters and WHO. Generally, the website promotes grassroots activism, mobilization, and solidarity with progressive causes. It typically highlights the voices and perspectives of marginalized groups and social movements like this Swiss burqa ban: the racist right digs in deeper.
Editorially all stories favor a socialist left perspective that frequently denigrates the right, such as this Refugees are welcome here: Protesters stand up to Boris and Priti’s racist plan. While counterfire.org presents a far-left bias, it generally maintains high factual reporting. The website provides well-researched articles, analyses, and opinion pieces that support their progressive viewpoints. However, readers should be aware of the inherent bias and consider seeking alternative perspectives for a comprehensive understanding of the issues discussed.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate Counterfire.org Far-Left biased based on editorial positions that favor a progressive socialist perspective. We also rate them as Mostly Factual rather than High due to a lack of transparency with ownership and one-sided reporting. (D. Van Zandt 07/02/2023)
Last Updated on July 2, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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