These media sources are slightly to moderately conservative in 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 conservative causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information, but may require further investigation. See all Right-Center sources.
- Overall, we rate Quillette Right-Center Biased based on moderately promoting political positions favored by the Right. Although they sometimes publish controversial information regarding feminism and racism, they have not failed a fact, therefore we rate them High for factual reporting
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: Australia 16/180
Founded in 2015 by Claire Lehmann, Quillette is an Australian online magazine that primarily focuses on science, technology, news, culture, and politics.
According to their about page “Quillette is a platform for free thought. We respect ideas, even dangerous ones. We also believe that free expression and the free exchange of ideas help human societies flourish and progress. Quillette aims to provide a platform for this exchange.”
Funded by / Ownership
Quillette states on their about page that they are a “for-profit venture and funded primarily through reader donations. We also receive modest funding through online advertising via Amazon Affiliates.”
Analysis / Bias
In review, Quillette is a right leaning blog that features lengthy, well written articles. Headlines occasionally utilize loaded language such as this: Cowardice at Columbia. This story is also properly sourced to credible local media and provides video evidence. In another article, Jordan Peterson, And the New Chivalry they report favorably on Jordan Peterson who has made several anti-Feminist statements and has called for “enforced monogamy.”
Editor-in-Chief and Founder Claire Lehmann is considered a part of the Intellectual Dark Web, which is a term used to describe educated, intellectual conservatives who simply do not like the so called, social justice left. The IDW has been associated with the Alt-Right and the primary mission of the IDW is to reject political correctness and embrace a free thinking discussion of controversial topics. We are not suggesting that Quillette is associated with the Alt-Right, just that there are those who identify with the IDW, who are. Further, according to the left leaning Village Voice, Claire Lehmann, believes “nationalism is the antidote to racism,” and claims to have been “blacklisted” for “criticizing feminism”.
In general, Quillette promotes right leaning positions such as anti-feminism and questionable viewpoints regarding racism. For example, in this article they state “Racist attitudes of whites towards blacks have long become socially unacceptable in America, although the reverse, racism of a minority directed at the white majority, is still tolerated or even encouraged.”
Reverse racism is a myth. It is certainly possible for minorities to be prejudiced against Whites, but racism requires “systematic oppression which is built into the government, institutions and social structures. Without this factor of systematic oppression, there cannot be racism.” This article also talks at length about IQ differences between whites and blacks and while not definitively stating it, repeats over and over that genetics are a factor in racial IQ differences.
A factual search reveals that they have not failed a fact check.
Overall, we rate Quillette Right-Center Biased based on moderately promoting political positions favored by the Right. Although they sometimes publish controversial information regarding feminism and racism, they have not failed a fact, therefore we rate them High for factual reporting. (D. Van Zandt 6/4/2017) Updated (5/10/2019)