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 appeals 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. Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
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 appeals 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.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Launched in 2011, Freethink Media is an innovation-focused creative media company. According to their About Page, The company is focused on the “smartest people, the biggest ideas, and the most groundbreaking technology shaping our future.“ They produce videos and podcasts and publish articles. They state that Freethink was ”Founded by passionate filmmakers, we specialize in finding incredible stories and bringing them to life in bite-sized, 2-6minute videos.” Freethink Media is based in New York, United States.
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Funded by / Ownership
Chandler Tuttle, Dan Hayes, and Kmele Foster are the co-founders of Freethink. MaC Venture Capital funds Freethink Media. The Securities and Exchange Commission states key people in Freethink Media are Chandler Tuttle, Amanda Scott, and Daniel Hayes. For funding details, please see here. And here. Advertising generates revenue.
Analysis / Bias
Freethink Media owns BIG THINK, BIG THINK PLUS, SMARTER FASTER trademarks. For example, if you click on “Explore” under the progress issue, you will be redirected to “Big Think.”
In review, Freethink publishes articles with moderately loaded headlines, such as Morocco has a doomsday seed vault. We stepped inside. Typically, their stories favor the left, such as “The Great Progression 2025-2050.” A quote from the article reads: “The mainstream California progressives like Newsom in that way are pro-business, pro-entrepreneur, pro-technology, pro-innovation — pro-progress.” The article also states, “But California, more than any other state, is fully engaged in solving those future challenges, from climate change (now phasing out the sale of gas autos by 2035) to dealing with the diversity of its population (now only 35 percent white).” The claim that California’s population is “35 percent white” is accurate according to census data but not linked to a source.
However, most Freethink articles are sourced diligently, such as this article, “Russia’s cyberattacks foreshadow the future of war.” For example, Freethink utilizes credible sources such as Politico, Vice, Associated Press, Wired, Foreign Policy, MIT Technology Review, New York Times, BBC, ABC News Australia, Business Standard, Washingtonian, and Washington Post. They also republish articles from the Conversation.
Editorially, Freethink promotes left-leaning pro-science positions such as concern for climate change, fact-based reporting on Covid-19, and support for the LGBTQ community. In general, Freethink is fact-based and holds a left-leaning editorial bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate FreeThink Left-Center biased based on story selection and editorial positions that moderately favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (M. Huitsing 09/22/2022)
Last Updated on May 24, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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