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 Fusion Left-Center biased based on story selection that moderately favors the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting based on a reasonable fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 48/180
Fusion is a media company that has a TV station and a website now rebranded as Splinter. Fusion’s primary focus is on on pop culture and occasionally hard news. Fusion also publishes satire, which can make it difficult to tell which is real or not.
Funded by / Ownership
Fusion TV is a part of Splinter, which is owned by G/O Media Inc. which is a media company that runs Gizmodo, Kotaku, Jezebel, The Onion and other sister websites. G/O was formed in early 2019 when Great Hill Partners, a private equity firm, purchased the websites from Univision. Revenue is derived from advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Fusion publishes video clips from Univision that tends to have left leaning bias in content that frequently reports negatively on President Trump. In general, video content is factual and left biased, though they cover a wide range of news and therefore fall within the left-center category.
A factual search reveals they have failed one fact check.
- No, Amnesty International does not say 60 percent of migrant women in Mexico have been raped – FALSE
Overall, we rate Fusion Left-Center biased based on story selection that moderately favors the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting based on a reasonable fact check record. (5/16/2016) Updated (D. Van Zandt 12/16/2019)