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 the Daily Dot Left Biased based on editorial positions that mostly favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 2011 by Nicholas White, who is also the current editor, The Daily Dot is a digital media company covering Internet culture, politics, and life on the web. According to their about page “In 2011, he launched the Daily Dot as a paper of record for the Web, utilizing little more than Google docs, a newsletter, and a small editorial team.”
Funded by / Ownership
The Daily Dot is owned by Daily Dot, LLC, which is based in Austin, Texas. Revenue is primarily derived from advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the Daily Dot mostly covers technology news but also covers culture and politics. For the purpose of this review we will focus on politics. The Daily Dot, at worst uses moderately loaded language in headlines with most being minimal such as this: MAGA bomber sentenced to 20 years in prison. This story is properly sourced. When reporting on President Trump the Daily Dot does not have a favorable view, with articles such as this: WTF was Donald Trump doing with his hand at last night’s rally? and this: The latest terrifying deepfake combines Donald Trump and Mr. Bean. This story is also appropriately sourced to credible left-leaning sources such as Vox and the Washington Post.
When it comes to science, they support the consensus across the board such as this on GMOs: Nobel laureates urge Greenpeace to drop its crusade against GMOs. In general, the Daily Dot holds a strong left leaning editorial position, while reporting news factually and with evidence.
A factual search reveals they have not failed a fact check.
Overall, we rate the Daily Dot Left Biased based on editorial positions that mostly favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (5/13/2016) Updated (D. Van Zandt 8/05/2019)