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 using appeal 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 Mothership Left-Center biased based on story selection that moderately favors the left and Mixed for factual reporting due to the use of poor sources.
Factual Reporting: MIXED
World Press Freedom Rank: Singapore 151/180
Founded in 2013, Mothership is a social news website and content aggregator based in Singapore. The website focuses on delivering entertainment and lifestyle-related news, that caters to millennials.
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Funded by / Ownership
Mothership does not disclose ownership on the website, however, according to The Straits Times they are funded through a “Social enterprise fund called Project Fisher-men.” A notable Mothership contributor is the former foreign minister George Yeo and the chair of Project Fisher-men is Philip Yeo. Mothership generates revenue through advertising and “sponsored content.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Mothership publishes articles with a mix of serious news such as this “China to shut rare earths exports to US but risks international isolation” as well as clickbait and listicles, “I met a hardcore fan of local celebs IRL to find out how hardcore the community really is.” Mothership relies on virality to promote stories with a progressive-leaning on social issues such as this.
They also publish articles that originate from social media such as this “S’pore FB group urges Muslims who cannot fast to eat in private, commenters disagree” and “Mother in S’pore allegedly denied Manhattan Fish Market Mother’s Day promo because “the father is missing”. When it comes to sourcing they utilize sources such as gossip sites and credible sources such as Nikkei Asian Review, BBC as well as social media sites.
Overall, we rate Mothership Left-Center biased based on story selection that moderately favors the left and Mixed for factual reporting due to the use of poor sources. (M. Huitsing 6/6/2019)
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