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 Elite Daily Left Biased based on story selection and editorial positions that favor the left. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to the promotion of mild pseudoscience and a failed fact check.
Factual Reporting: MIXED
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 2012, Elite Daily is an American online news platform. Self-described as “Millennials’ preferred platform for today’s hot issues and trending topics”, its slogan is “The Voice of Generation Y”. In addition to general news, the site offers feature stories and listicles in the areas of politics, social justice, sex and dating, college life, women’s issues, money, sports, and humor.
Funded by / Ownership
Elite Daily is owned by the Bustle Media Group, which also publishes Bustle Magazine. Revenue is derived through advertisements.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the website primarily publishes news and information geared toward millennial women. Topics include fashion, lifestyle, entertainment, fitness & health, as well as news and occasionally politics. For the most part, headlines match the content of articles and do not utilize loaded emotional language such as this When Should I Get Tested For COVID-19 Before Thanksgiving Travel? Here’s What To Know. When it comes to science they sometimes promote pseudoscience such as Astrology: 3 Zodiac Signs That’ll Have The Most Romantic Thanksgiving, So Get Ready.
Editorially, when covering politics they often do not use loaded words, but usually do not favorably report on conservatives and in particular, Donald Trump such as this Can Trump Challenge The Election Results In Court? Here’s What’s Going On and this Donald Trump May Have Another Chance At A Second Term. In general, story and editorial selection favor the left and sometimes mildly promote pseudoscience.
Failed Fact Checks
- A new study published by Oxford University researchers proved that women with big butts are smarter and healthier. – Mostly False
Overall, we rate Elite Daily Left Biased based on story selection and editorial positions that favor the left. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to the promotion of mild pseudoscience and a failed fact check. (D. Van Zandt 12/13/2016) Updated (11/20/2020)