These media sources are moderately to strongly biased toward liberal causes through story selection and/or political affiliation. They may utilize strong loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using an appeal to emotion or stereotypes), publish misleading reports, and omit information that may damage liberal causes. Some sources in this category may be untrustworthy. See all Left Bias sources.
- Overall, we rate People’s World Left Biased based on editorial positions that favor the progressive-socialist left. We also rate them as Mostly Factual for reporting due to poor sourcing techniques despite a clean fact-check record.
Bias Rating: FAR LEFT
Factual Reporting: MOSTLY FACTUAL
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: MEDIUM CREDIBILITY
People’s World has its roots in the Daily Worker newspaper, established in 1924 in Chicago by a group of communists, socialists, union members, and activists advocates for socialism and progressive change. The site covers news on many topics, focusing on workers’ rights and democratic movements.
According to its about page, it “represents diverse groups, including workers, unemployed people, minorities, immigrants, women, youth, seniors, LGBTQ+ individuals, artists, students, and people with disabilities.”
The site offers Marxist perspectives influenced by the Communist Party and other labor movement views. It’s part of the International Labor Communications Association, listed in the Alternative Press Index, and features a Spanish section, Mundo Popular. It is headquartered in New York, USA.
John Bachtell is the president of Long View Publishing Co., the publisher of People’s World.
Funded by / Ownership
Long View Publishing Co., Inc. publishes People’s World. The platform generates revenue through donations.
Analysis / Bias
Upon review, People’s World uses emotionally loaded language, such as in the article titled ‘Carbon capture pipelines: Climate solution or catastrophe waiting to happen?’ In the article, the author critiques carbon capture technology, emphasizing its potential risks and impacts on marginalized communities. It cites an incident in Satartia, Mississippi, Food and Water Watch data, and quotes from social action groups. However, the article lacks direct hyperlinks to its sources, making it harder for readers to verify the information. The author utilizes emotionally loaded language within the article, as in statements like “Technology like CCUS exemplifies the ‘climate plan’ greenwashing tactics used by the capitalist class.”
Another article titled ‘Billionaires plan more efficient world rule via new international golf monopoly” analyzes the influence of billionaires on global governance through the context of a recent golf industry merger. The author strongly disapproves of the merger, using strong, emotionally loaded language to describe it as an “astounding display of corporate greed” and a “bloodstained monopoly.”
The article exhibits a negative bias towards the merger and the entities involved, as reflected in the author’s choice of words and overall tone. The article does not provide direct links or citations to specific sources, but independent research can be conducted to verify the mentioned entities and events. Reliable news sources offer information on the merger involving the PGA, LIV Golf, and DP World Golf, as well as insights into Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s background and actions. However, there is a lack of hyperlinks to verify information. In general, People’s World holds far-left political viewpoints and is reasonably fact-based; however, the lack of hyperlinks makes it difficult to verify the information.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate People’s World Left Biased based on editorial positions that favor the progressive-socialist left. We also rate them as Mostly Factual for reporting due to poor sourcing techniques despite a clean fact-check record. (M. Huitsing 06/27/2023)
Last Updated on August 8, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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