Medium

Medium - Left Center Bias - Liberal - Democrat - Progressive -Mostly CredibleFactual Reporting: Mixed - Not always Credible or Reliable


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 Medium Left-Center biased based on story selection that moderately favors the left and Mixed for factual reporting due to a lack of sourcing and some articles that promote conspiracy theories and pseudoscience.

Detailed Report

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

History

Founded in 2012, Medium is an online publishing platform developed by Twitter co-founder Evan Williams. Medium considers its platform social journalism, having a hybrid collection of amateur and professional people and publications or exclusive blogs or publishers. Basically, they are a blog host.

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Funded by / Ownership

Medium is owned by the A Medium Corporation. Funding is derived from users’ subscriptions for a monthly or yearly fee of $5 or $50, respectively.

Analysis / Bias

In review, Medium has a variety of writers from many different political perspectives.  Therefore, the only way to check for bias is by sampling a variety of recently published articles. We chose the politics category as our gauge for bias. We sampled 25 top stories in their political section and found that 19 out of 25 or 76% leaned left. That doesn’t mean it represents the site’s entirety but indicates that more stories come from a left-leaning perspective. We also searched for stories that promote conspiracy theories and pseudoscience. We found most were scientifically sound; however, there were some that presented anti-vaccination and GMO positions as well as human-influenced climate change denial, geoengineering via chemtrails, and false flag operations. Lastly, because Medium publishes a wide variety of sources, there are times that they fail fact checks. Again, this is not Medium’s fault. They simply are the “medium” for various sources, some of which may not be factual.

In general, Medium provides a mixed bag of stories that lean left, with some lacking evidence and sourcing.

Overall, we rate Medium Left-Center biased based on story selection that moderately favors the left and Mixed for factual reporting due to a lack of sourcing and some articles that promote conspiracy theories and pseudoscience. (5/14/2016) Updated (D. Van Zandt 10/25/2021)

Source: https://medium.com/

This poll is for entertainment purposes and does not change our overall rating.

Last Updated on October 25, 2021 by Media Bias Fact Check

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