These media sources are slightly to moderately conservative in 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 conservative causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information, but may require further investigation. See all Right-Center sources.
- Overall, we rate Check Your Fact, Right-Center Biased based on fact check selection that slightly favors the Right and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and adherence to credible fact checking principles.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 48/180
Check Your Fact (CYF) is a part of the Daily Caller website and became an accepted signatory of the International Fact Checking Network on February 19, 2019. According to their about page their “Mission is a non-partisan one. We’re loyal to neither people nor parties — only the truth. And while the fact-checking industry continues to grow, there are still countless assertions that go unchecked. We exist to fill in the gaps.”
On April 17, 2019, they became an official fact checker for Facebook, joining the Associated Press, Factcheck.org, Lead Stories, Politifact, and Science Feedback.
Funded by / Ownership
According to their about page: “Check Your Fact is a for-profit, independent news product of The Daily Caller. We generate revenue for our mission through advertising. Decisions about what to investigate, as well as our conclusions, are guided only by our journalists.”
Analysis / Bias
In review, Check Your Fact tends to select fact checks that are more favorable to the Right. For example, they are more likely to select a True statement by a Republican and a False statement by a Democrat. This conveys a right leaning bias, but does not diminish the quality and veracity of the fact check. CYF uses appropriate neutral language in both headlines and articles such as this: FACT CHECK: DOES THE DEATH TAX ONLY APPLY TO ESTATES WORTH MORE THAN $11 MILLION?. Like all credible fact checkers they utilize proper sources and experts within the field to validate the claim they are fact checking.
As an accepted signatory of the IFCN, Media Bias Fact Check utilizes CYF to verify factual reporting of the sources we review.
Overall, we rate Check Your Fact, Right-Center Biased based on fact check selection that slightly favors the Right and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and adherence to credible fact checking principles. (D. Van Zandt 8/9/2018) Updated (4/18/2019)