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- Overall, we rate VeryWell Mind a pro-science source based on proper sourcing and fact-checking information through experts in the field.
Bias Rating: PRO-SCIENCE
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
VeryWell Mind is a medical and health website launched by About.com in 2017. The website provides factual, evidence-based information on mental health and psychology. According to their about page, “We are committed to helping you explore mental health and psychology topics in a way that’s approachable, personal, and stigma-free.”
Funded by / Ownership
VeryWell Mind is owned and published by Dotdash Meredith, formerly About.com. Dotdash Meredithowns the VeryWell network, which consists of the websites Verywell Health, Verywell Fit, and Verywell. They also own the website Investopedia. Revenue is derived through advertising and affiliate commissions for some of the products they recommend.
Analysis / Bias
In review, VeryWell Mind provides news and information about mental health and psychology. They also publish news with minimal bias, such as this New Research Uncovers Why We All See the World So Differently. This article is properly sourced from the Psychological Review, and other credible journals. The website also provides a Mental Health A-Z list linking to information on such topics as Addiction. Gender Identity and Panic Disorder.
Editorially, VeryWell Mind employs editors involved in medicine or the related field and fact-checkers who ensure the articles are accurate and evidence-based. In general, information is factual and presented with limited bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years.
Overall, we rate VeryWell Mind a pro-science source based on proper sourcing and fact-checking information through experts in the field. (D. Van Zandt 07/03/2022)
Last Updated on July 1, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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