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 appealing 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 Global Citizen Left-Center biased based on a left-leaning political stance and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing of information.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Launched in 2008, Global Citizen is an international non-profit education and advocacy organization headquartered in New York. The goal of Global Citizen is to facilitate solutions and increase awareness and action to a wide range of issues the world is facing, such as extreme poverty in developing countries.
Global Citizen is co-founded by Hugh Evans, Simon Moss, and Wei Soo. Peter Murphy is the Executive Chairman of Global Citizen. Randall Lane, Editor of Forbes, Arianna Huffington CEO/founder of Huffington Post, and Jane Rosenthal, Co-founder/of Tribeca Films, are also included on the board of directors.
Global Citizen’s about page states, “We organize massive global campaigns to amplify the actions of Global Citizens from around the world.” Global Citizen runs the renowned Global Citizen Festival in NYC, followed by concerts held worldwide.
Global Citizen is against nationalism and isolationism, which they believe keep people living in extreme poverty. Therefore, they are organizing campaigns worldwide to create change in education, food and hunger, health, gender equality, water and sanitation, and US foreign aid.
Funded by / Ownership
Global Citizen is funded through donations.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Global Citizen utilizes minimally loaded emotional words in their headlines and articles such as “This Is the Powerful Message the ‘National Teacher of the Year’ Shared With President Trump” and “How Bill Gates Hopes $1.7 Billion Can Transform the US Education System”. However, Global Citizen’s articles are always backed up by utilizing credible sources such as The Guardian, ccsso.org, .unhcr.org, carbonbrief.org, rwjf.org, and worldbank.org. The story selection of Global Citizen has a left-leaning, progressive viewpoint, and they have never failed a fact check.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate Global Citizen Left-Center biased based on a left-leaning political stance and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing of information. (M. Huitsing 5/9/2018) Updated (7/28/2018) Updated (11/24/2022)
Last Updated on May 24, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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