Last updated on May 10th, 2020 at 04:09 pm
These media sources are moderately 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 reporting of information that may damage liberal causes. Some sources in this category may be untrustworthy. See all Left Bias sources.
- Overall, we rate It’s Going Down or IGD News as far-Left Biased based on economic political positions and Mixed for factual reporting due to a one-sided perspective and the occasional use of poor sources.
Factual Reporting: MIXED
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180 (2020)
It’s Going Down or IGD News is an anti-fascist and anarchist news site. According to their Facebook page itsgoingdown.org produces “Reports and analysis of revolt and social movements from a revolutionary anarchist perspective across so-called North America.” The Guardian describes IGD News as “a website that promotes anti-fascist organizing.” However, IGD News states on their about page “IGD is an anarchist news website and platform. We do not organize demonstrations or carry out actions, therefore we cannot represent something we did not organize.” It’s Going Down state their mission as “Our mission is to provide a resilient platform to publicize and promote revolutionary theory and action.” They also state on their about page that they publish original content alongside anonymous submissions as well as repost articles from websites that share their perspectives. It’s Going down covers the topics under four content categories LIBRARY, IGDCAST, COLUMNS, and SHOP.
Funded by / Ownership
It’s Going down does not specifically state who the owner is, but they are funded through donations and an online store that sells merchandise. In their shop, they sell items like IGD shirts and items with messages like “No nations, No Borders, Fuck Law & Order, Hospitalize Your Local Fascist, Love Antifa Hate Cops.”
Analysis / Bias
In review, The content of their op-ed articles use loaded words and headlines such as “Trump’s Katrina”: Disaster Statism Vs Autonomous Relief” and they quote left-leaning credible sources such as World Socialist Web Site, Mother Jones, Democracy Now and New Scientist. However, It’s Going Down also publish articles such as “Dispatches from the Borderlands: Liberation not Deportation” with factually mixed sources such as the Daily Mail, Truth Out, Vice News, and unverified sources such as godsandradicals.org.
Overall, we rate It’s Going Down or IGD News as far-Left Biased based on economic political positions and Mixed for factual reporting due to a one-sided perspective and the occasional use of poor sources. (M. Huitsing 9/29/2017) Updated (5/10/2020)