Last updated on July 23rd, 2021 at 07:28 pm
These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by appealing to emotion or stereotypes). The reporting is factual and usually sourced. These are the most credible media sources. See all Least Biased Sources.
- Overall, we rate the Alliance for Securing Democracy as a slightly right-leaning least biased source. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: USA (44/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
The Alliance for Securing Democracy is a transatlantic project that states its mission as “Democracies worldwide are under assault. Concerted efforts by malign actors to undermine democratic processes and erode democratic institutions pose a foundational threat to the United States and its democratic partners in Europe, Asia, and beyond. External threats from authoritarian governments have coincided with internal challenges from domestic actors to weaken democratic norms and institutions.”
Funded by / Ownership
The Alliance for Securing Democracy (ASD), a nonpartisan initiative housed at the German Marshall Fund of the United States, develops comprehensive strategies to deter, defend against, and raise the costs on autocratic efforts to undermine and interfere in democratic institutions. Donations generate revenue. A full list of major donors can be found here.
Analysis / Bias
In reviewing the blog portion of this website, I found it well-sourced that stuck to the topic of misinformation campaigns in elections. All information was well-sourced to mostly mainstream credible news sources that ranged from Left-Center to Right-Center in bias. The Alliance for Securing Democracy has also developed a tool called Hamilton 68 that tracks Russian propaganda on Twitter. We cannot verify the accuracy of this tool, but the information is interesting and delivered without comment. The Intercept has also criticized the Alliance for Securing Democracy for presenting a right-leaning hawkish viewpoint.
Editorially, we found a slightly right-leaning bias that favors a more interventionist perspective, but not enough to move this source out of the least biased category.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date. IFCN fact-checkers use them.
Overall, we rate the Alliance for Securing Democracy as a slightly right-leaning least biased source. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 8/6/2017) Updated (7/23/2021)