Bias Rating: LEFT
Factual Reporting: MIXED
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: MEDIUM CREDIBILITY
Well+Good is a digital publication focusing on wellness and well-being. The website includes various content categories such as health, fitness, beauty, and lifestyle. According to their description, they are a “market leader in the wellness space for over a decade” and aim to “inform and empower you to live a well life, inside and out.” They are based in New York City, USA.
Funded by / Ownership
Well+Good states that Well+Good LLC owns it. However, they lack transparency as they do not clearly disclose that the Leaf Group actually owns them. Revenue is generated through advertising, sponsored content, and merchandise sales.
Analysis / Bias
Well+Good focuses on wellness topics and maintains a neutral tone in its articles. The website covers a range of subjects, from health and fitness to beauty and lifestyle. However, we found some instances of the website promoting pseudoscience, such as astrology Each Day of the Week Is Ruled by a Planet in Astrology—Here’s How To Align Your Calendar With the Cosmos. Further, some stories are product endorsements that can bought on the site, which may be biased: The New Brooks Ghost Max Shoes Offer Max Cushion and Comfort—No Matter What Surface You’re Running On.
Editorially, Well+Good holds negative views of former President Trump, like this President-Elect Biden Is So Much More Than ‘The Guy Who Isn’t Trump, and negatively on Conservatives in general Here’s How Mike Pence’s Views and Policies Affect Your Well-Being. Generally, Well+Good holds progressive left viewpoints and occasionally promotes pseudoscience.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years.
Overall, we rate Well+Good as left-biased based on editorial positions that favor a progressive perspective. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to occasionally promoting pseudoscience and misleading articles that are promotions for the products they sell. (D. Van Zandt 10/14/2023)
Last Updated on October 14, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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