Last updated on August 15th, 2021 at 04:09 pm
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 Gizmodo Left Biased based on editorial positions that almost always favor the left and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Bias Rating: LEFT
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: USA (44/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 2002, Gizmodo is primarily a design, technology, and science fiction website. The current editor is Kelly Bourdet.
Funded by / Ownership
Gizmodo was originally launched as part of Gawker Media, which Univision Communications purchased in August 2016. However, in April 2019, Gizmodo Media and The Onion were acquired by Great Hill Partners. The other Gizmodo Media outlets acquired were Deadspin, Jezabel, Kotaku, The Root, and Splinter. Gizmodo generates revenue through advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Gizmodo primarily reports on technology and entertainment; however, they also report on politics with a left-leaning bias in story selection. There is the use of strong loaded language in headlines: The Trump Administration Is Spinning Its Latest Pro-Coal Policy as Good for People of Color. This story is properly sourced to the EPA and Bloomberg. In another story, they denigrate the right, such as this: Trump Invites Consortium of Conservative Internet Trolls to The White House for ‘Social Media Summit.’ Editorially, Gizmodo does not separate news from opinion, which can be misleading, with most editorial positions favoring the left.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate Gizmodo Left Biased based on editorial positions that almost always favor the left and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 11/19/2016) Updated (8/15/2021)