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.
- Overall, we rate The Verge Left-Center biased based on story selection that slightly favors the left and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing, supporting the consensus of science, and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 2011, The Verge is an American technology news and media network operated by Vox Media. It has offices in Manhattan, New York City. The network publishes news items, long-form feature stories, product reviews, podcasts, and an entertainment show. The Verge won five Webby Awards for the year 2012 including awards for Best Writing (Editorial), Best Podcast for The Vergecast, Best Visual Design, Best Consumer Electronics Site, and Best Mobile News App. The current editor is Nilay Patel.
Funded by / Ownership
The Verge is owned by Vox Media, which includes investors such as NBC Universal. The website generates revenue through advertising and sponsored content.
Analysis / Bias
In review, The Verge primarily covers technology and science, with less emphasis on politics. However, when covering politics they generally use minimally loaded words such as this: Presidential hopeful John Delaney wants you to unfollow Trump on Twitter. This story like most is properly sourced to credible left-leaning media sources such as The Daily Beast and Washington Post. Political news is typically related to technology or science information and not just politics in general. When it comes to science reporting The Verge aligns with the consensus of science. The Verge does not produce political editorial content, though story selection tends to slightly favor the left.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate The Verge Left-Center biased based on story selection that slightly favors the left and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing, supporting the consensus of science, and a clean fact check record. (12/9/2016) Updated (D. Van Zandt 4/30/2019)