These sources consist of legitimate science or are evidence based through the use of credible scientific sourcing. Legitimate science follows the scientific method, is unbiased and does not use emotional words. These sources also respect the consensus of experts in the given scientific field and strive to publish peer-reviewed science. Some sources in this category may have a slight political bias, but adhere to scientific principles. See all Pro-Science sources.
- Overall, we rate Space.com Pro-Science based on the publication of information that is rooted in scientific evidence. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record.
Bias Rating: PRO-SCIENCE
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: United Kingdom
MBFC’s Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1999 by then CNN host Lou Dobbs, Space.com is a space and astronomy news website. Its stories are often syndicated to other media outlets. According to their mission statement they “provide an amazing journey celebrating space exploration, innovation, and discovery.”
Funded by / Ownership
Space.com is now owned by Future PLC based in the United Kingdom. Revenue is derived through advertising and sponsored content.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Space.com covers developments in space, physics, technology, and astronomy. Space.com does not offer original news, but rather summarizes news stories from other sources. News is reported with some emotional wording in headlines, but the body of content is generally pro-science such as this: A TV satellite is about to explode following ‘irreversible’ battery damage. Space.com always sources its information and does not provide significant editorial bias. For example, when reporting on Trump, they stick with the genre and focus on science issues such as this: Trump Launches US Space Command to Control the ‘Next Warfighting Domain’.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate Space.com Pro-Science based on the publication of information that is rooted in scientific evidence. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (D. Van Zandt 11/27/2016) Updated (07/30/2023)
Last Updated on July 30, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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