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 using appeal 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 Just Security Left-Center Biased based on story selection and editorial positions that moderately favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 2013, Just Security is an online forum that analyzes U.S. national security law and policy. They are based at the Reiss Center on Law and Security at New York University School of Law. According to their about page they “aim to promote principled and pragmatic solutions to national security problems that decision-makers face.” The website provides a masthead of staff and lists the editors as Ryan Goodman and Steve Vladeck.
Funded by / Ownership
Just security is a nonprofit that is funded through donations. The website lists their top donors as Open Society Foundations, Atlantic Philanthropies, and New York University School of Law.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Just Security has multiple writers who each have their own opinions, however, the majority of opinions align moderately to the left. Articles often contain loaded emotional headlines such as this: The Trump-Giuliani Election Plan: Manipulating Voters. This story is very well sourced to credible media outlets such as Politico, New York Times, Axois and the Washington Post. Editorially Just Security frequently reports negatively on President Trump such as this: Trump’s True Betrayal: A Pattern of Soliciting Foreign Interference in US Elections, while supporting left-leaning causes such as this Climate Change Denialism Poses a National Security Threat. Both of these stories are appropriately sourced. In general, Just Security reports factually with a left-leaning editorial bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate Just Security Left-Center Biased based on story selection and editorial positions that moderately favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 7/29/2017) Updated (1/3/2020)