These media sources are moderate 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 information reporting that may damage liberal causes. Some sources in this category may be untrustworthy. See all Left Bias sources.
- Overall, we rate Freedom News Left biased based on far-left political positions and Mostly Factual for reporting due to proper sourcing but lacking transparency.
Bias Rating: LEFT
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: United Kingdom
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1886 by volunteers including Peter Kropotkin and Charlotte Wilson, Freedom News and Journal is a London-based anarchist news site and journal published by Freedom Press once per year. According to their about page, they describe themselves as “We are socialists, disbelievers in property, advocates of the equal claims of all to work for the community as seems good — calling no-one master, and of the equal claim to each to satisfy as seems good to them, their natural needs from the stock of social wealth they have laboured to produce …We are anarchists, disbelievers in the government of the many by the few in any shape and under any pretext.”
Funded by / Ownership
Freedom Press owns and publishes The Freedom News. According to the editor, Zosia Brom bookshop sales generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
Freedom News and Journal cover the topics under categories: News, World, Analysis, Features, and reviews. The analysis section includes editorial and satire content.
In review, the content of the editorials and headlines use emotionally loaded words such as: “Polish Government’s War on Women” and “Trump’s UK visit and the royal wedding offer avenues for mass action. “ Freedom News generally quotes left-leaning credible sources such as New York Magazine, Washington Post, New York Times, Daily Beast, and The Independent, as well as right-center biased sources such as the London Evening Standard and local sources such as hopenothate.org.uk. A factual search reveals they have never failed a fact check.
Editorially, the content is one-sided in favor of Left-wing anarchism, such as this A note on Facebook’s crackdown against US anarchist groups. They also hold an anti-conservative position and promote anti-fascism East German anti-fascist conspiracy trial to start this week. The content is primarily factual; however, the reporting is one-sided and lacks ownership transparency.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate Freedom News Left biased based on far-left political positions and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (M. Huitsing 5/23/2018) Updated (02/08/2022)
Last Updated on February 8, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check