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Splinter is a news and opinion website owned by G/O Media. It launched in July 2017.

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Type of site
OwnerG/O Media
EditorAleksander Chan[1]
LaunchedJuly 24, 2017; 2 years ago (2017-07-24)
Current statusOnline



The site is a news and opinion website. According to direct owner Fusion Media Group, the site's purpose is to offer a sharp point of view, amplify underrepresented voices, shine a light on systemic inequality, and skewer politicians when necessary as well as contextualize current events, challenge archaic establishments, and champion the historically oppressed.[2] They are generally described as having a left-leaning editorial stance.[3][4]


Splinter began as the article part of the Fusion TV website in 2013. Later Univision would acquire the assets of Gizmodo Media Group which gave it a significant web presence. The decision was made to separate the Fusion TV channel from its news and editorial site. The reasoning for the change being that it would provide clarity between the news site and the cable network whose content was broadening and moving further and further away from what the site was publishing.[5][6]

On July 24, 2017, Fusion relaunched its article based online presence under the brand Splinter while things relating to the channel itself remained at branded as Fusion TV. The article based half of Fusion's website content switched to the domain in May prior to the re branding.[7] Splinter is under the Gizmodo Media Group division of Univision.


  1. ^ Ford, David. "Aleks Chan Named Editor-in-Chief of Splinter". Fusion Media Group. Retrieved 2018-09-15.
  2. ^ "Univision's Fusion Website Rebranded To Splinter Goes Live". Retrieved 3 November 2017.
  3. ^ Allsop, Jon (July 2, 2018). "Mainstream media grapples with a left-wing wave". Columbia Journalism Review. Retrieved 21 March 2019.
  4. ^ Tani, Maxwell (January 10, 2019). "The Associated Press Frets Over Its Reporters' Biases While Its Twitter Feed Burns". The Daily Beast. Retrieved 21 March 2019.
  5. ^ "What is Splinter, anyway? Editor-in-Chief Dodai Stewart explains the site's rebrand". Poynter. 2017-07-31. Retrieved 3 November 2017.
  6. ^ Cynthia Littleton (2017-07-07). "Fusion to Rebrand Website as Splinter as TV Channel Broadens Focus". Variety. Retrieved 3 November 2017.
  7. ^ Tani, Maxwell. "Fusion is planning to rebrand under a new name: Splinter". Business Insider. Retrieved 11 July 2017.

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