These media sources have a slight to moderate liberal bias. They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes) to favor liberal causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information but may require further investigation. See all Left-Center sources.
- Overall, based on their selection of left-leaning stories, we rate The Borgen Project as left-center biased. We also rate them high for factual reporting due to their use of credible sourcing and a clean fact-check record.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 2003 by Clint Borgen, The Borgen Project is a nonprofit organization that aims to address extreme poverty by advocating for poverty-reducing legislation and mobilizing global support. They meet with U.S. Congressional leaders, educate citizens on advocacy, and raise awareness through online and community presence. It is headquartered in Tacoma, WA.
Funded by / Ownership
The Borgen Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The organization is funded through donations. Here are their financial reports for detailed information. Charity Navigator says the Borgen Project is a three-star rated charity, scoring 82% overall. It performs well in terms of financial health and transparency. For details, please see here.
Analysis / Bias
The Borgen Project website provides information about the organization’s projects and advocacy work using moderately emotionally loaded language. The information is sourced from credible media outlets.
In our review, we found articles such as “GATES FOUNDATION ANNUAL LETTER DISCUSSES TIME AND ENERGY” that discuss the Gates Foundation’s efforts in a positive light, highlighting their commitment to addressing global issues like climate change, gender inequality, and poverty. The article sources information from reputable sources such as New York Times, ABC News Australia, breakthrough energy.org, Gates Foundation, and Foreign Policy.
Another article we analyzed, titled “BILL GATES ON WHY GLOBAL HEALTH MUST BE A GLOBAL PRIORITY,” presents Gates’ and his foundation’s work on global health as a significant contribution to reducing infectious diseases and improving living conditions. The article praises the foundation for its focus on global health, global development, policy and advocacy, growth, and opportunity, and U.S. programs. The article is sourced from Business Insider and the Gates Foundation.
Lastly, we reviewed an article titled “INTO THE UNKNOWN: US-CHINESE RELATIONS IN THE ERA OF COVID-19.” This article highlights the strained relationship between the United States and China and identifies the factors that have influenced their relationship. The information in this article is sourced from credible sources such as the Council on Foreign Relations. In general, the Borgan Project holds left-leaning advocacy positions and is fact-based in reporting.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, based on their selection of left-leaning stories, we rate The Borgen Project as left-center biased. We also rate them high for factual reporting due to their use of credible sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (M. Huitsing 05/18/2023)
Last Updated on May 18, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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