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
Notes: Founded in 2017 by Peter Daou and his wife Leela Daou, Verrit is a progressive political site endorsed by Hillary Clinton. Verrit states its mission as “to become a trusted source of political information and analysis.”
Brian Feldman of NY Magazine describes Verrit as “Verrit produces little graphics with quotations and factoids on them, and then tweets them out with authentication numbers, which you can use to “verify” that the quote, uh, came from Verrit.” If the number is in the database, then it’s some sort of verified piece of info.” TechCrunch called it “a fledgling media startup that’s aiming to provide a platform for Hillary supporters to look at infographics with quotes on them about stuff they agree with.”
In review, this is a website that is attempting to be a pro-left wing fact-checker. Essentially, Verrit takes quotes and tweets from other sources as a way to verify their memes. All headlines favor the left and there is some use of loaded language in headlines. All information is sourced to mostly left-leaning sources, such as Buzzfeed and CNN. Overall, we rate Verrit Left Biased and High for factual reporting based on sourcing and use of direct quotes. (M. Huitsing 11/13/2017)