The Trace

Last updated on November 15th, 2020 at 02:52 pm

The Trace - Left Center Bias - Liberal - Democrat - CredibleFactual Reporting: High - Credible - Reliable


These media sources have a slight to moderate liberal bias.  They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes) to favor liberal causes.  These sources are generally trustworthy for information, but may require further investigation. See all Left-Center sources.

Factual Reporting: HIGH

Notes: The Trace is an American non-profit journalism outlet devoted to gun-related news in the United States. It was established in 2015 with seed money from the gun control advocacy group Everytown for Gun Safety, which was founded by former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg.

In review, The Trace publishes statistics and news stories that highlight the dangers of guns and the need for gun control. The Trace is highly factual through the use of official and scientific sources such as the CDC, Open Secrets, and the FBI. There is minimal use of loaded words as The Trace is evidence-based in presentation. Overall, we rate The Trace left-center biased based on its political position supporting gun control and high for factual reporting due to using highly credible sources. (D. Van Zandt 12/31/2017)


Left vs. Right Bias: How we rate the bias of media sources

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