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 Social Media Today least biased based on minimal editorializing and balanced story selection. 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: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Social Media Today is a website dedicated to news regarding social media and its platforms. According to their about page, “We provide original analysis on the latest happenings in the social media industry.” The domain was created in 2006, but it is unclear when it began publishing.
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Funded by / Ownership
Social Media Today is owned by Industry Dive, which owns over a dozen industry-related websites such as Food Dive and Healthcare Dive. Advertising and fees for republishing content generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
Social Media Today publishes news, analysis, and reports on social media trends, marketing, and strategies. Articles and headlines use minimally emotional wording where the headlines match the story, such as this Twitter Opens Up ‘Circles’ Private Sharing Option to All Users. Regarding sourcing, all information is properly sourced to either the social media outlets themselves, experts in the field, or credible media sources such as the New York Times.
Editorially, Social Media Today does not produce political opinion pieces, but they cover news related to politics and social media with minimal bias, such as this TikTok Outlines its Preparations for the Upcoming US Midterms and Instagram Will Now Reduce the Reach of Posts That are ‘Likely’ to Contain Bullying of Hate Speech. In general, news and reports are factual and hold minimal bias in reporting.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate Social Media Today least biased based on minimal editorializing and balanced story selection. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (D. Van Zandt 08/31/2022)
Last Updated on August 31, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check
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