Lifewire – Bias and Credibility

Lifewire - Least Biased - Credible - ReliableFactual Reporting: High - Credible - Reliable


These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by appeals to emotion or stereotypes).  The reporting is factual and usually sourced.  These are the most credible media sources. See all Least Biased Sources.

  • Overall, we rate Lifewire Least Biased based on minimal editorializing of content. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. 

Detailed Report

Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: USA
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic



Launched by Dotdash (formerly in 2016, Lifewire offers tech advice and solutions in a user-friendly manner. The site features an extensive library of educational articles and product insights. Organized into sections like News, How to, and Features, it covers diverse tech topics. Tracing back to its origins, in 2012, IAC, owner of entities like The Daily Beast and Investopedia, acquired from The New York Times Company for $300 million.  Subsequently, in 2016, launched Lifewire, which is now headquartered in New York City.

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Funded by / Ownership

Lifewire is part of Dotdash Meredith; (formerly Dotdash, before acquiring Meredith’s magazine assets) and falls under the broader parent company, IAC (InterActiveCorp) network. Barry Diller, known for his involvement with the Fox network, leads IAC, with Joey Levin as its CEO. IAC’s portfolio includes brands such as People, Better Homes & Gardens, Verywell, Food & Wine, Daily Beast, and many more. Lifewire’s revenue is derived from advertising and affiliate links.

Analysis / Bias

The platform refrains from publishing politically-oriented op-eds, aiming to maintain a neutral stance in its tech coverage. However, they address tech topics with political relevance, such as Why Cybersecurity Should Be a Priority for the Biden Administration.  The article cites various sources, including surveys and expert opinions, maintaining a neutral tone.

Lifewire covers diverse areas in technology, such as Instagram Now Lets 3 People Collaborate on Posts. This article discusses a new feature on Instagram that allows three people to collaborate on posts. The article explains how the new feature works and its implications for users, citing official sources from Meta and Instagram. It provides factual information without editorializing.

Another example is the article titled Why Titanium Is Better for the iPhone 15 Pro discusses the properties of titanium and how they enhance the phone’s durability and aesthetics. The article cites other tech sites, such as 9to5Mac, tech ahead, and MacRumors, Japanese sword company Mini KatanaYahoo NewsWikipedia, and technical specifications and announcements related to the iPhone 15 Pro. It focuses on the technical aspects and advantages of the material.

In general, Lifewire offers neutral and factual tech reporting across various subjects with minimal bias. This review does not cover technology bias, such as favoring certain brands, and deals only with right-left political bias.

Failed Fact Checks

  • None in the Last 5 years

Overall, we rate Lifewire Least Biased based on minimal editorializing of content. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (M. Huitsing 08/14/2023)


Last Updated on August 14, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check

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