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 appeals 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 VladTV Left-Center biased based on story selections and the use of sources that favor the left. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to a lack of transparency with ownership and a failed fact check.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: MIXED
Press Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: MEDIUM CREDIBILITY
Founded in 2008 by Vladimir Lyubovny, VladTV is a website that covers hip hops and “urban news.” According to their about page, “VladTV is the world’s leading source of celebrity interviews and urban news.”
Funded by / Ownership
Vladimir Lyubovny lists himself as the founder and CEO of VladTV, but the website lacks transparency as they do not disclose ownership. Advertising generates revenue.
Analysis / Bias
VladTV publishes interviews with hip hops artists, DJs and influential people within the urban music industry. The website also publishes national political news interspersed with music content. Interviews and music-related news are originally produced and often are not opinionated EXCLUSIVE: Fredro Starr on Young Dolph’s Murder: We Lost Another Hip Hop King.
Politically related news comes from other sources either through being republished or summarized. These stories are often low on opinion and reflect the bias of the sources. A sourcing review shows that more favor the left, such as NBC News, Axios, and Newsweek. Editorially, political story selection favors the left with stories such as Rep. Majorie Taylor Greene: Kwanzaa is a Fake Religion Created by Psychopath, and Donald Trump Uses Antisemitic Tropes During Interview with Israeli Reporter. The news is generally reported mostly factually and with moderate left-leaning bias in story selection.
Failed Fact Checks
Overall, we rate VladTV Left-Center biased based on story selections and the use of sources that favor the left. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to a lack of transparency with ownership and a failed fact check. (D. Van Zandt 12/29/2021)
Last Updated on July 1, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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