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Uproxx - Left BiasLEFT BIAS

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.

Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180

History

Uproxx is an American digital media company that covers entertainment and culture. It was founded in 2008 by Jarret Myer and Brian Brater. It was acquired by Warner Music Group in August 2018. The site’s target audience is males aged 18-34. The current editor is Brett Michael Dykes and the CEO is Benjamin Blank. 

Funded by / Ownership

Uproxx is owned by Warner Music Group and is funded through online advertising.

Analysis / Bias

In review, Uproxx is almost exclusively an entertainment and culture website, however they do occasionally publish politics related news. When cover politics they present with a left wing bias through the use of loaded words such as this: Stormy Daniels Showed Jimmy Kimmel Which Mushroom Looks Most Like Donald Trump’s Junk, and this: Brett Kavanaugh’s Former Classmates Are Coming Out Of The Woodwork To Call BS On Him About His ’80s Behavior. Although the headlines use strong loaded worded the content of articles is sourced properly. In general, when it comes to politics, Uproxx has a left leaning editorial bias.

A factual search reveals that Uproxx has failed a two fact checks, however both were appropriately updated when discovered to be false.

Overall, we rate Uproxx Left Biased based on political story selection that favors the left and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and corrections of false information. (10/3/2016) Updated (D. Van Zandt 10/4/2018)

Source: http://uproxx.com/


 

 

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