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 IBT Mixed for factual reporting due to a false claim and use of factually mixed sources and Left-Center biased due to story selection that slightly favors the left.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER Factual Reporting: MIXED Country: USA (44/180 Press Freedom) Media Type: Website Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: MEDIUM CREDIBILITY
Founded in 2006, The International Business Times / IB Times or IBT is an online news publication. According to their about page, they provide “comprehensive coverage and analysis of the most important business, economic, political and technological issues around the world.”
Headquartered in New York, the founders of The International Business Times are Etienne Uzac and Johnathan Davis, who also owns Newsweek Media Group. Currently, the editor of The International Business Times is Peter S. Goodman.
In 2013, Etienne Uzac and Johnathan Davis acquired Newsweek, and IBT Media re-branded itself as Newsweek Media Group in 2017. Recently, Newsweek reported that Etienne Uzac, co-owner of Newsweek Media Group, and Marion Kim, the company’s finance director, both stepped down due to a long-term financial fraud probe. International Business Times is funded through online advertising.
Overall, we rate IBT Mixed for factual reporting due to a false claim and use of factually mixed sources and Left-Center biased due to story selection that slightly favors the left. (10/12/2016) Updated (M. Huitsing 2/11/2020)