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 appeals 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 JOE.co.uk, Left-Center Biased, based on editorial positions that slightly favor the left. We also rate them as Mostly Factual in reporting rather than High due to subjective and sensationalized lists and reports.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: MOSTLY FACTUAL
Country: United Kingdom
Press Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
JOE.co.uk is the United Kingdom’s version of the Irish lifestyle website JOE.ie, initially founded to provide an “online outlet for Irish males.” The website covers various topics such as news, sports, business, classifieds, and lifestyle. The format is similar to BuzzFeed, including lists, quizzes, and viral videos. Her.ie, is another site in the JOE Media group aimed at young women in Ireland.
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Funded by / Ownership
The venture capital firm Greencastle capital is the owner of JOE.co.uk. Revenue is derived through advertising and subscriptions.
Analysis / Bias
In review, JOE.co.uk publishes listicles such as Revealed: The top 30 breakup songs. They also cover a variety of topics, including politics, most often with emotionally loaded language such as Joe Biden to pardon everyone convicted on federal marijuana possession charges and Tory MP tells struggling Brits to ‘cut back or get a better job.’
Editorially, story selection tends to slightly favor the left with stories such as this London Pride: Over a million to gather in the capital for 50th anniversary parade and report negatively on conservatives like this Liz Truss is already more unpopular with the British public than Boris Johnson ever was.
Regarding sourcing, they often use extensive quotes and credible sources such as the BBC and YouGov. In general, JOE.co.uk holds a left-leaning editorial bias and is factual when reporting political news. However, the lists they create are highly subjective and sensational, resulting in a Mostly Factual rating for overall reporting.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate JOE.co.uk, Left-Center Biased, based on editorial positions that slightly favor the left. We also rate them as Mostly Factual in reporting rather than High due to subjective and sensationalized lists and reports. (M. Huitsing (10/07/2022)
Last Updated on May 26, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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