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 OpenMind Magazine Least Biased based on the publication of pro-science content with minimal editorializing. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Launched in March 2022, OpenMind Magazine is an online magazine covering disinformation, controversy, cognitive manipulation, and conspiracy theory in science. According to their about page, “We publish stories at the crossroads of culture and politics, addressing areas from biomedicine to neuroscience to technology. Our goals are to expand public understanding of the scientific method and to extend the benefits of science to the widest possible audience while combating rampant disinformation.”
Funded by / Ownership
The Science Literacy Foundation has provided $200,000 of seed funding. OpenMind is a partner of the Science Literacy Foundation and generates revenue through donations.
Analysis / Bias
OpenMind Magazine has a tagline that reads “tackling science controversies and deceptions.” The website offers essays submitted by writers and experts in their fields. Topics cover cognition, culture, conspiracies, deceptions, and controversies. Articles and headlines use moderately loaded language such as this Algorithms, Lies, and Social Media. The articles reviewed rely on credible sourcing such as Freedom House, scientific journals, Pew Research, and The Atlantic.
Editorially, they support pro-science positions, which at this time aligns with the left, especially as it relates to Covid-19. For example, in the article The Murky History of Lab Leaks the author goes in-depth, examining the history of lab leak conspiracies throughout time. The author explains how conspiracy theories are an easy way to describe situations when there is no evidence to support a conclusion.
At the time of this review, there is very little content to draw a conclusive bias rating, but all signs point to a low biased, perhaps left-leaning source that promotes fact-based information.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate OpenMind Magazine Least Biased based on the publication of pro-science content with minimal editorializing. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 04/13/2022)
Last Updated on June 28, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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