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Quillette is a news media source with an AllSides Media Bias Rating™ of Lean Right.
Quillette bills itself as a "platform for free thought."
"We respect ideas, even dangerous ones," the website reads. "We also believe that free expression and the free exchange of ideas help human societies flourish and progress. Quillette aims to provide a platform for this exchange."
In an interview, Quillette founder Claire Lehmann told The Australian that her publication is "independent, not polemical, not writing on behalf of vested interests and reasonably centrist."
What a "Lean Right" Rating Means
Sources with an AllSides Media Bias Rating of Lean Right display media bias in ways that moderately align with conservative, traditional, libertarian, or right-wing thought and/or policy agendas. A Lean Right bias is a moderately conservative rating on the political spectrum.Learn more about Lean Right ratings
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Quillette Rated Lean Right in 2018 Independent Review
With headlines that include, "On Toxic Femininity," "Political Moderates Are Lying," "Privilege Versus Paranoia," and "Why Women Don't Code," an independent review of Quillette lead AllSides to determine its valuing of free speech — not "right" speech — and exploration of ideas challenging modern-day progressive ideas warrant it a Lean Right media bias rating.
Worth noting: some on the team thought Quillette deserved a Center or Lean Left media bias rating. This is because Quillette features classically liberal arguments, but classically liberal ideas are now more commonly associated with the Right. Our confidence rating for Quillette's media bias rating is "Initial or Low."
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As of February 2023, people have voted on the AllSides Media Bias Rating for Quillette. On average, those who disagree with our rating think this source has a Center bias.
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As of February 2023, AllSides has low or initial confidence in our Lean right rating for Quillette. If we perform more bias reviews and gather consistent data, this confidence level will increase.