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Kotaku - Left Center BiasLEFT-CENTER BIAS

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.

Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: USA
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180

History

Kotaku is a video game website and blog that was originally launched in 2004 as part of the Gawker Media network. Univision Communications bought Gawker Media in August 2016 and rebranded it as Gizmodo Media Group. The current editor is Stephen Totilo.

Funded by / Ownership

Kotaku is owned by Univision Communications and is funded through online advertising.

Analysis / Bias

Kotaku is under the Gizmodo Media Group umbrella, which features popular left leaning websites such as Deadspin, Jezebel, Splinter and The Root.

In review, Kotaku primarily covers video games and entertainment news, however they do occasionally cover politics when it relates to video games, internet or entertainment. Kotaku uses minimal to moderately loaded headlines such as this: Trump Says Video Game Violence Is ‘Shaping Young People’s Thoughts’. All information contained in articles is well sourced to credible media outlets or sources. Story selection moderately favors the left.

A factual search reveals they never failed a fact check by an IFCN fact checker.

Overall, we rate Kotaku Left-Center biased based on story selection that moderately favors the left and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing of information. (D. Van Zandt 9/28/2018)

Source: https://kotaku.com

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