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 using appeal 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 the WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) as Left-Center biased based on advocacy for environmental issues favored by the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rating: EXCELLENT
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) is an international non-governmental organization founded in 1961. It focuses on conservation, research, and restoration of the environment. WWF aims to “stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature.” The organization is headquartered in Gland, Switzerland.
Funded by / Ownership
WWF is a non-profit organization that relies on donations, grants, and partnerships for funding. It operates on a global scale and collaborates with various governments, corporations, and communities. The website does not disclose funders.
Analysis / Bias
WWF covers a broad range of environmental topics, from climate change and energy to wildlife conservation. The organization provides data-driven insights and expert opinions to support its claims. For example, articles like cover a complex issue relying on credible sources like BBC, United Nations, and the World Economic Forum.
Editorially, they advocate conservation and strongly focus on climate change with articles like this: A growing need for species to adapt to a changing world. In general, the WWF advocates for issues favored by the left and reports factually. While they are usually pro-science, they are opposed to GMOs and have published misleading content regarding the safety of GMOs in the distant past; however, in the last 10 years, they have not and, therefore, retained a high factual rating.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate the WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) as Left-Center biased based on advocacy for environmental issues favored by the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (D. Van Zandt 10/01/2023)
Last Updated on October 1, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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