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.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Notes: 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.”
Libcom is the abbreviation for Libertarian Communism, which is also known as Anarcho-Communism. The definition is as follows: a theory of anarchism which advocates the abolition of the state, capitalism, wage labour 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. Obviously, there is a strong left wing bias in story selection based on the political philosophy. We could not find any instances of failed fact checks. Overall, Libcom.org is rated Left Biased based on its political philosophy and story selection. It is also rated High for factual reporting based on proper use of sources. (D. Van Zandt 1/7/2018)
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