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 Sciencing Left-Center biased based on pro-science story selection and wording that moderately favors the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 2006 (domain registration), Sciencing is a website that publishes science information as well as educational information and news.
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Analysis / Bias
In review, Sciencing breaks information into the following categories: Science, Math, Projects, and News. Under the science category, there are multiple topics to choose from such as Thermodynamics. Clicking on the Thermodynamics link will produce educational information such as this: How to Calculate the Amount of Heat Released. Under the math projects category, you will find math solutions such as this: How to Calculate the Ratio Between Two Numbers. Under projects, you will find educational projects for students broken down by grade level: Easy Science Fair Project Ideas for a 6th Grader. So far, this is looking like a pro-science source, until we explore the News category.
Under the news tab, there is science-related news that is indeed pro-science as it supports the consensus on disciplines such as GMOs, Vaccines, and Climate Change. Although they report news factually and with proper sourcing, there is a left-leaning bias in story selection and wording that sometimes is emotional.
- The Trump Administration Just Reached a New Low on Climate Change — Here’s What Happened
- President Trump’s New White House Climate Panel Includes a Climate Denialist
- The Trump Admin’s New Plan Puts Endangered Species in More Danger
While each of these three stories above is true and properly sourced, the wording is not neutral as would be expected of a pure pro-science source, therefore we rate Sciencing Left-Center biased.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate Sciencing Left-Center biased based on pro-science story selection and wording that moderately favors the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 11/25/2019) Updated (8/11/2020)