Lifehacker

Last updated on October 17th, 2021 at 05:51 pm

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LEFT-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 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 Lifehacker Left-Center biased based on story selection that moderately favors the left and Mostly Factual for factual reporting due to one failed fact check.

Detailed Report

Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: MOSTLY FACTUAL
Country: USA (44/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY

History

Lifehacker is a weblog about life hacks and software which launched on January 31, 2005. Gawker Media initially launched the site.

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Funded by / Ownership

Lifehacker is owned by G/O Media Inc., a media company that runs Gizmodo, Deadspin, JezebelThe Onion, The Root, and other sister websites. G/O was formed in early 2019 when Great Hill Partners, a private equity firm, purchased the websites from Univision. Advertising generates revenue for Lifehacker.

Analysis / Bias

Lifehacker primarily covers life hacks on topics such as finance, technology, and health. The website features the tagline “Do Everything Better.” Stories and headlines reflect the article’s content with minimal bias, such as this Our Best Glass Cleaning Hacks for a Streak-Free Shine. Videos accompany many pieces. and stories are properly sourced from credible media outlets.

While Lifehacker does not produce political editorials, they report on politics related to their genre. For example, in this story, How an Anti-Mask Screed Got Spun as a ‘Study,” there is a left-leaning political perspective regarding the Covid-19. In another story, they report negatively on former president Trump How Are Your Trump-loving Relatives Dealing With Recent Events?  In general, Lifehacker presents news with a left-leaning bias that is well-sourced and factual.

Failed Fact Checks

Overall, we rate Lifehacker Left-Center biased based on story selection that moderately favors the left and Mostly Factual for factual reporting due to one failed fact check. (D. Van Zandt 10/8/2017) Updated (10/17/2021)

Source: https://lifehacker.com/

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