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 Dodo Left Biased based on story selection that routinely favors the left and Mixed for factual reporting due to misleading headlines and a failed fact check.
Factual Reporting: MIXED
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 48/180
Founded in 2014, The Dodo is an American online publisher focused on animals and animal rights issues that is headquartered in New York City, USA.
Funded by / Ownership
The Dodo is owned by Group Nine Media, which is an American digital media holding company based in New York City. The company comprises the Thrillist, NowThis, The Dodo, and Seeker. The website primarily derives revenue from online advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, The Dodo publishes feel good stories about animals such as this 5 Reasons Why Big Dogs Are The Best. Besides feel good stories they also report on animals that are threatened by extinction such as this: Last Rhino Of His Kind Gets Armed Protection. In between articles about wildlife there are very cute stories such as this. When it comes to politics this source has a strong left leaning bias that is often opposed to President Trump, such as this: Trump Defends His Sons’ Sick Hobby Of Killing Innocent Animals. In general, story selection always favors the left and denigrates the right through loaded emotional language.
A factual search reveals they have failed a fact check here.
Overall, we rate The Dodo Left Biased based on story selection that routinely favors the left and Mixed for factual reporting due to misleading headlines and a failed fact check. (D. Van Zandt 6/7/2019)
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