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Media Bias/Fact Check (MBFC), founded in 2015, is an independent online media outlet. MBFC is dedicated to educating the public on media bias and deceptive news practices.

Objective: We determine the bias of media and information sources as well as the level of overall factual reporting through a combination of objective measures and subjective analysis through the use of our stated methodology.

MBFC’s aim is to inspire action and a rejection of overtly biased media. We want to return to an era of straightforward news reporting.

MBFC follows a strict methodology for determining the biases of sources. Dave Van Zandt is the primary editor for sources. He is assisted by a collective of volunteers who assist in research for many sources listed on these pages.

MBFC also provides occasional fact checks, original articles on media bias, and breaking/important news stories, especially as it relates to USA politics.

Funding for Media Bias Fact Check comes from donations, third-party advertising, and membership subscriptions. We use third-party advertising to prevent influence and bias as we do not select the ads you see displayed. Ads are generated based on your search history, cookies, and the content of the current web page you are viewing. See details on funding.

MBFC was founded by Dave Van Zandt in 2015.  Over the last 30 years, he has focused on personal research on media bias and the role of media in politics.  Dave is a registered Non-Affiliated voter who values evidence-based reporting. For the record, he also is not the President of the New School, which is a different Dave Van Zandt.

Learn more on our Frequently Asked Questions Page.

The Team

Dave Van Zandt – Editor/Owner

Mike Crowe – ExtensionsFiltered SearchFactual Search – API (Mike creates all of our cool tools for free. Please send him some love by donating to him.) Donate directly to Mike.

Aaron O’Leary – Writer/Contributor

Karen O’Connor Rubsam – Writer/Contributor

Kenneth White – Writer/Contributor

Jim Fowler – Writer/Contributor

Dennis Kelley – Research

Michael Allen – Research

McKenzie Huitsing – Research

And all the people who submit sources and question our ratings.  Your feedback is vital.

Please submit questions and concerns to: editor@mediabiasfactcheck.com

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