These media sources have a slight to moderate liberal bias. They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes) to favor liberal causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information, but may require further investigation. See all Left-Center sources.
- Overall, we rate Free Press Left-Center Biased based on editorial positions that favor a liberal perspective. 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 2003, Free Press is a United States advocacy group. It gives the following mission statement: “We fight to save the free and open Internet, curb runaway media consolidation, protect press freedom, and ensure diverse voices are represented in our media.” The group is a major supporter of net neutrality and affordable internet access. According to their about page they “believe that positive social change, racial justice and meaningful engagement in public life require equitable access to technology, diverse and independent ownership of media platforms, and journalism that holds leaders accountable and tells people what’s actually happening in their communities.”
Funded by / Ownership
Free Press is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is primarily funded through donations. They publish their financial disclosures yearly as seen here.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the Free Press advocates for a more free internet that can disseminate information to promote social and racial justice. The website does not publish news unless it is related to the Free Press such as this Change the Terms Calls on Social-Media Platforms to Ban Trump Following U.S. Capitol Violence.
Editorially, they offer press releases that are sometimes negative toward the right such as this Republican Senate Approves Unqualified Trump Loyalist in 11th-Hour Bid to Deadlock the Biden FCC. In general, the news and information are factual and leans left editorially.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate Free Press Left-Center Biased based on editorial positions that favor a liberal perspective. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 1/8/2017) Updated (1/13/2021)