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 Maple Left Biased based on story selection and editorial content that always favors the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing of information and a clean fact-check record.
Bias Rating: LEFT
Factual Reporting: HIGH
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rating: EXCELLENT
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 2017 as North99, The Maple is a Progressive leaning news and opinion website. According to their about page “The Maple is an independent digital news publication, covering Canadian politics from the perspective of the many, not the few.” A whois search reveals the North99 domain was purchased in August of 2017.
Under the Our History section, they state, “After seeing how social media algorithms throttled political content, and observing the power of independent media across the country, North99 pivoted to become The Maple, a journalistic publication focused on news and investigations.”
Funded by / Ownership
The Maple claims it is “100% reader-funded. Every dollar of our revenue comes from subscriptions to our daily newsletter and additional monthly donations from readers. We do not accept donations from third-party organizations of any kind and do not allow our publication to be used for advertising.” The website does not clearly indicate who owns The Maple.
Analysis / Bias
The Maple is a left-leaning news and opinion website and newsletter. The news they report usually favors the left and uses loaded language such as this: No Oversight For The Rich, Little Forgiveness For The Poor. This story, like most reviewed, relies on credible sources such as the CBC, Toronto Star, and Wall Street Journal.
Editorially, the majority of opinion pieces favor a progressive left perspective such as this Why Does Canadian Media Love Licking This Billionaire’s Boots? They also criticize establishment liberals such as this Will The NDP Ever Hold The Liberals To Account For Their Scandals? In general, The Maple holds progressive left biases and is fact-based in reporting.
Failed Fact Checks
- North99 has failed fact-checks in the past, but there is no record of The Maple failing fact-checks.
Overall, we rate The Maple Left Biased based on story selection and editorial content that always favors the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing of information and a clean fact-check record. (D. Van Zandt 07/05/2023)
Last Updated on July 5, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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