These media sources are moderately to strongly biased toward liberal causes through story selection and/or political affiliation. They may utilize strong loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes), publish misleading reports and omit reporting of information that may damage liberal causes. Some sources in this category may be untrustworthy. See all Left Bias sources.
- Overall, we rate The Canary Left biased based on story selection that typically favors the left and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: United Kingdom
World Press Freedom Rank: UK 33/180
Founded in 2015, The Canary is a political news website based in the United Kingdom. The current editor-in-chief is Kerry-Anne Mendoza. According to their website, The Canary’s vision is “A free and fair society where we nurture people and planet.” Their mission is “we deliver campaigning journalism that informs and empowers people to change their world.” Finally, their values are “progressive, open and rigorous. We work with respect, courage and generosity.”
Funded by / Ownership
The Canary is the sole website run by Canary Media Limited. Canary Media Limited is solely owned by its leadership team with no outside shareholders or investors. The Leadership Team comprises of our 3 Directors, 5 Editors and an Advertising Manager. You can view the Companies House records here. They generate revenue through donations and advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, The Canary publishes political news with the use of strong loaded language in headlines such as this: Media elites say Venezuela proves socialism doesn’t work. But their argument falls flat on its face and this Theresa May’s latest Brexit plan is so ludicrous she might as well promise unicorns sh***ing glitter. While The Canary does not hide their left wing bias they always source their information to credible media outlets such as Forbes, BBC, The Guardian and Huffington Post. In general, story selection favors left leaning progressive issues and frequently denigrates the right.
A factual search reveals The Canary has not failed a fact check.
Overall, we rate The Canary Left biased based on story selection that typically favors the left and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 12/1/2016) Updated (11/08/2019)