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Refinery29 is a news media source with an AllSides Media Bias Rating™ of Left.
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DetailsRefinery29 media bias rating is Left. Refinery29 is primarily a lifestyle, culture, and fashion publication for young adult women, but does occasionally post news. A July 2020 independent review by two AllSides staffers found a clear Left bias, with the website frequently championing typically left-wing issues such as transgenderism, Black Lives Matter, gender equality, and posts favorable to leftist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Controversies and Claims of BiasRefinery29 has been accused of racial bias in its editorial decisions by internal employees.
About Refinery29Refinery29's about page bills itself as the "leading global media company focused on young women. We inspire, entertain, and empower our audience through optimistic and diverse storytelling, experiences, and points of view."
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As of March 2023, people have voted on the AllSides Media Bias Rating for Refinery29. On average, those who disagree with our rating think this source has a Left bias.
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As of March 2023, AllSides has medium confidence in our Left rating for Refinery29. Two bias reviews have affirmed this rating or multiple reviews have returned differing results. If we perform more bias reviews and gather consistent data, this confidence level will increase.