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Coronavirus.gov - Least Biased - Credible - ReliableFactual Reporting: High - Credible - Reliable


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  • Overall, we rate Coronavirus.gov Least Biased based on sourcing information from the CDC and HHS. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing to credible authorities and minimizing President Trump’s false statements regarding Coronavirus treatment and containment.

Detailed Report

Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: USA
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 48/180

History

Founded in 2020, Coronavirus.gov is a website created by the CDC, HHS and the White House to disseminate information regarding the Coronavirus. The website does not yet have an about page, but is an official website of the United States Government.

Funded by / Ownership

Coronavirus.gov is owned and funded by the United States Government.

Analysis / Bias

In review, the website provides news about Coronavirus (Covid-19) from an official Government perspective. For example, they link to the CDC for a list symptoms and protocols to follow. They also provide a “Latest News” section that links to both the CDC and HHS for up to minute updates on the nature of the virus. However, this source typically does not include false claims by President Trump regarding the virus, therefore it maintains a least biased and high factual rating.

Failed Fact Checks

  • None

Overall, we rate Coronavirus.gov Least Biased based on sourcing information from the CDC and HHS. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing to credible authorities and minimizing President Trump’s false statements regarding Coronavirus treatment and containment. (D. Van Zandt 3/22/2020)

Source: https://www.coronavirus.gov/

 

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