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Daily Source Bias Check: Aeon

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 Aeon Left-Center Biased based on editorial positions that moderately favours the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.

Detailed Report

Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: Australia
World Press Freedom Rank: Australia 26/180

History

Founded in 2012, Aeon is a digital magazine of ideas and culture. Publishing new articles every weekday, Aeon describes itself as a publication which “asks the biggest questions and finds the freshest, most original answers, provided by world-leading authorities on science, philosophy, and society.” The current editor is Brigid Hains.

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Funded by / Ownership

Aeon is owned by Paul and Brigid Hains through Aeon Media Group Ltd. They are a nonprofit registered with the Australian Charities and Not-For-Profits Commission. Revenue is derived through donations.

Analysis / Bias

In review, Aeon provides long and short-form journalism focused on science, philosophy and culture. They also provide video documentaries. Articles and headlines often are not political and do not use loaded language such as this There was nothing quick about how we arrived at the standardised second. 

Editorially, Aeon does not directly report on politics, however, they do have opinion pieces that deal with political issues such as this one focusing on income inequality and mutual respect for others. They also express concern for climate change as well as support for LGBTQ. Overall, reporting is factual with a left-leaning editorial bias.

Failed Fact Checks

Overall, we rate Aeon Left-Center Biased based on editorial positions that moderately favours the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 2/18/2017) Updated (2/8/2021)

Source: https://aeon.co/

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