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ZeroHedge is a news media source with an AllSides Media Bias Rating™ of Lean Right.
According to its "manifesto" ie "about" page, ZeroHedge states that its mission is:
- to widen the scope of financial, economic and political information available to the professional investing public.
- to skeptically examine and, where necessary, attack the flaccid institution that financial journalism has become.
- to liberate oppressed knowledge.
- to provide analysis uninhibited by political constraint.
- to facilitate information's unending quest for freedom.
ZeroHedge states that its method of doing such is via "pseudonymous speech," saying, "anonymity is a shield from the tyranny of the majority. it thus exemplifies the purpose behind the bill of rights [sic], and of the first amendment in particular: to protect unpopular individuals from retaliation-- and their ideas from suppression-- at the hand of an intolerant society...responsibly used." Most posts are made under the pseudonym Tyler Durden, a major character from the book and movie Fight Club. ZeroHedge further states, "particularly in light of an emerging trend against vocalizing public dissent in the united states [sic], we believe in the critical importance of anonymity and its role in dissident speech. like the economist magazine, we also believe that keeping authorship anonymous moves the focus of discussion to the content of speech and away from the speaker- as it should be. we believe not only that you should be comfortable with anonymous speech in such an environment, but that you should be suspicious of any speech that isn't." Daniel Ivandjiiski, a Bulgarian-born, U.S.-based former investment banker and capital-markets trader, founded the website Zero Hedge in January 2009, and currently writes for the site, according to Wikipedia.
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ZeroHedge Rated Lean Right in June 2020 Independent Review
AllSides gave ZeroHedge an initial media bias rating of Lean Right in June 2020 following an independent review by an AllSides editor, which found a focus on issues of importance to the right, including opposition to vaccine mandates.
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As of March 2023, people have voted on the AllSides Media Bias Rating for ZeroHedge. On average, those who disagree with our rating think this source has a Lean Right bias.
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ZeroHedge was banned from Twitter in February 2020; according to some, its last tweet referred to speculation the coronavirus could be a bioweapon, and BuzzFeed accused ZeroHedge of doxxing a Chinese scientist.
As of June 2020, its account had been restored. ZeroHedge has been banned from other sites as well. Writers on the left and right have referred to ZeroHedge as conservative; BuzzFeed referred to ZeroHedge as a "popular pro-Trump website," and Gateway Pundit referred to ZeroHedge as a "top conservative and pro-Trump website." Wikipedia refers to ZeroHedge as "a libertarian or right-wing financial blog," and notes that it reflects an "adherence to the Austrian School of economics and credit cycles." Wikipedia also says that ZeroHedge has "expanded into non-financial analysis, such as conspiracy theories and fringe rhetoric that has been associated with the Radical right (United States) and a pro-Russian bias."