Last updated on April 14th, 2020 at 07:23 pm
These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes). The reporting is factual and usually sourced. These are the most credible media sources. See all Least Biased Sources.
- Overall, we rate How-To Geek Least Biased based on publishing non-political technological information and Very-High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: VERY HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 48/180
How-To Geek is an online technology magazine founded by Lowell Heddings in 2007. According to their about page “How-To Geek is an online technology magazine and one of the top 500 websites in the US. Since it was created more than a decade ago, the site’s 10,000+ in-depth articles have been read over 1 billion times. More than 15 million people read our articles every month. ” Chris Hoffman is the present editor-in-chief.
Funded by / Ownership
How-To Geek is owned by its founders, Lowell Heddings and Erik Wang. They state on their about page “Unlike many other websites, How-To Geek was built without any outside investment or corporate ownership. It remains an independent organization today.” The website is funded through advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, How-To Geek covers technological news that really does not report on politics. In fact, a search of their website could not turn up a single article about the Trump Administration. All information on this website is low biased and sticks to technology news. Further, all information is properly and thoroughly sourced.
A factual search reveals they have not failed a fact check.
Overall, we rate How-To Geek Least Biased based on publishing non-political technological information and Very-High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 5/4/2019)