These media sources are moderate 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 information reporting that may damage liberal causes. Some sources in this category may be untrustworthy. See all Left Bias sources.
Overall, we rate LibCom.org Left Biased based on editorial positions and advocacy for far-left ideology. We also rate them Mostly Factual in reporting rather than High due to a lack of transparency with ownership and authors.
Bias Rating: FAR LEFT
Factual Reporting: MOSTLY FACTUAL
Country: USA (44/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: MEDIUM CREDIBILITY
According to their about page: “libcom.org is a resource for all people who wish to fight to improve their lives, their communities, and their working conditions. We want to discuss, learn from successes and failures of the past, and develop strategies to increase the power we, as ordinary people, have over our own lives.”
The website was founded in 2003, and they lack transparency by not clearly stating ownership and use of pseudonyms for authors.
Funded by / Ownership
The LibCom website lacks transparency as they do not disclose ownership. Donations generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
Libcom is the abbreviation for Libertarian Communism, also known as Anarcho-Communism. The definition is as follows: a theory of anarchism which advocates the abolition of the state, capitalism, wage labor, and private property (while retaining respect for personal property) and in favor of common ownership of the means of production, direct democracy, and a horizontal network of workers’ councils with production and consumption based on the guiding principle: “From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.”
In review, Libcom.org uses minimally loaded language, and most articles/information is sourced properly. News stories are contributed to the site through their users, such as this support striking university workers and build worker-student solidarity!. The website also features a blog, a library, and a history section with over 20K articles.
Editorially, there is a strong left-wing bias in story selection based on political philosophy. News is generally factual and adequately sourced.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate LibCom.org Left Biased based on editorial positions and advocacy for far-left ideology. We also rate them Mostly Factual in reporting rather than High due to a lack of transparency with ownership and authors. (D. Van Zandt 1/7/2018) Updated (12/13/2021)
Last Updated on December 13, 2021 by Media Bias Fact Check
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