Last updated on September 22nd, 2020 at 04:01 pm
These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes). The reporting is factual and usually sourced. These are the most credible media sources. See all Least Biased Sources.
- Overall, we rate Curiosity.com Least Biased based on the publication of non-political content that is pro-science based. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Update: This source is no longer online.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 2014, Curiosity is an educational website that creates and curates science and technology, mind and body, food and culture, and offbeat news. According to their about page “Curiosity is on a mission to make learning easier and more fun than it has ever been. Our goal is to ignite curiosity and inspire people to learn. Each day, we create and curate engaging topics for millions of lifelong learners worldwide.”
Curiosity was originally founded by Gabe Vehovsky, Discovery Communications chief of digital strategy and digital businesses.
Funded by / Ownership
Curiosity is held through investors such as Discovery and Pritzker Group. You can view the full list of investors here. Revenue is primarily derived from advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Curiosity publishes a wide variety of news and information topics that are not political. Headlines are straightforward, describing what the article is about such as this Why Do So Many Animals Have Stripes? This particular story is appropriately sourced to credible scientific research as well as credible media outlets such as The Conversation and Nature. In general, all stories contain appropriate sourcing. When covering controversial scientific topics such as GMO, Curiosity aligns with the consensus of science, Learning the Science of GMO Food Makes People Trust It More. Although science and technology is the primary theme of the website, they also produce non-science general interest content such as this: Want to Climb a Mountain? Here are 5 Peaks Perfect for Beginners. In general, all content is presented with minimal bias and appropriate sourcing of information.
A factual search reveals they have not failed a fact check.
Overall, we rate Curiosity.com Least Biased based on the publication of non-political content that is pro-science based. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 10/13/2019)