These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal 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 TechStartups Least Biased based on balanced story selection and generally favoring pro-science content. We also rate them Mostly Factual in reporting rather than High due to a lack of transparency, sometimes limited sourcing, and one failed fact check.
Factual Reporting: MOSTLY FACTUAL
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 2017, TechStartups is a website publishing news about technology start-ups, science, and medicine. According to their about page “Our goal is to help tech startup companies, especially the underdogs, find customers, funding, mentors by connecting them to the right investors, early adopters, decision-makers and resources to grow their companies. Techstartups.com is also a platform for you to explore exciting and new products from innovative startups and be part of their success stories.”
The website completely lacks transparency as they do not list author names, ownership, or how they are funded.
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Funded by / Ownership
TechStartups does not disclose ownership and revenue appears to be derived through advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, TechStartups publishes under the categories, News, Press Releases, Product Reviews, Crowdfunding Campaigns, and Startup Jobs. For the purpose of this review, we will focus on their news reporting. TechStartups does not perform investigative reports but rather summarizes news from other sources. There is minimal use of loaded language in headlines such as this: Amazon to hire additional 75,000 full and part-time employees as demand rises due to coronavirus. This story is appropriately sourced to Amazon.
Since the Covid-19 pandemic, TechStartups has been reporting heavily on the science and medicine of Corona. They frequently report on Hydroxychloroquine, which has not yet been tested or proven to be effective in the treatment of Covid-19, however, they responsibly report on both success stories, The United Arab Emirates has successfully used hydroxychloroquine to treat coronavirus (COVID-19) patients, UAE health ministry says, as well as stories that report on the risks The nation’s leading cardiology groups urged caution with hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin for COVID-19 patients with cardiovascular disease. Both of these stories are appropriately sourced.
Editorially, TechStartups does not really publish opinion-based political content, however, they tend to slightly favor President Trump with loaded headlines such as this President Trump doubles down on antimalaria drugs Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) and Azithromycin even as FDA and CDC fail to help Americans suffering from coronavirus. Further, they frequently report on clean energy and support the consensus that climate change is human-influenced. In general, they display minimal bias as they tend to cover both sides through story selection. Stories are generally factual, though some reviewed were minimally sourced.
Failed Fact Checks
Overall, we rate TechStartups Least Biased based on balanced story selection and generally favoring pro-science content. We also rate them Mostly Factual in reporting rather than High due to a lack of transparency, sometimes limited sourcing, and one failed fact check. (D. Van Zandt 4/13/2020) Updated (10/16/2020)
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