These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by appealing to emotion or stereotypes). The reporting is factual and usually sourced. These are the most credible media sources.
- Overall, we rate Logically Least Biased based on low biased fact-checking and commentary. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing of claims.
Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: United Kingdom (35/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Based in the United Kingdom and launched in 2019, Logically is a Fact-Checking service that uses artificial intelligence to rate news articles. Logically also has a browser extension that will scan the article you are presently reading and give basic information about the credibility based on the wording and the source. According to their about page, “Logically employs one of the world’s largest dedicated fact-checking teams, working together with AI to provide rigorous, evidence-based fact checks.”
The website is fully transparent, listing Lyric Jain as the CEO and Dr. Al Baker as the managing editor. Logically is a certified fact-checker of the International Fact-Checking Network.
Funded by / Ownership
Logically Ltd, which is registered in London and has offices in India and the UK, is the company’s owner. Logically discloses funding, “Logically is funded by a combination of Lyric’s personal investment in the company (using personal savings and money from family business Eliza Tinsley), by venture capital investment from the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund, managed by Mercia Asset Management, and investment from XTX Ventures. Lyric Jain remains the only person with significant control of Logically.” The website does not make it clear how they monetize.
Analysis / Bias
Logically offers a browser extension, mobile apps and publishes fact checks on the website. The fact checks use a combination of their proprietary AI and human interface. Logically performs fact-checks by scanning the internet for credible media sources who either supports or refutes the claim. For example, in this fact check, Gun manufacturers are exempt from being sued in the U.S. the AI scanned and found three sources that confirm the claims are false, CNN, New York Times, and Gifford’s Law Center. In reviewing numerous fact checks, they all appear to be credible and accurate. However, human only fact-checking is more rigorous.
The browser extension, on the other hand, is a different story. When you view a news story, you can click the extension icon to get information about the news story. The extension will estimate the source’s credibility and reliability and the tone of the wording. It will provide links to related stories, a good indicator of validity if other sources are reporting the same. It also offers a search for fact checks on the claim. This is all good. However, we found that if it does not recognize a source, and it has words such as “killed” in it, it rates it as negative. The word killed in a news story is not necessarily negative. The context is important. Further, they also label lesser known sources as “Toxicity”. We are unable to dertime why. We do not recommend the extension, but their fact checks are reasonable.
Editorially, they produce commentary on conspiracy theories and misinformation such as this . We found editorials written with minimal bias and proper sourcing. All in all, Logically does what it says and delivers the information with low bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date. They are an IFCN fact-checker.
Overall, we rate Logically Least Biased based on low biased fact-checking and commentary. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing of claims. (D. Van Zandt 4/16/2021)