Last updated on March 17th, 2020 at 05:57 pm
These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal 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 Countable Least Biased based on neutral language and covering both sides of political stories/legislation. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 48/180
Founded in 2013, Countable is a for-profit political media company based in Oakland, California. Countable is an app and website that provides access to a service that streamlines American citizens’ communication with their representatives and makes it easier to keep up with political news and information. Countable has a feature where you can send a message or video to lawmakers in Washington, DC. According to their about page “Countable makes it quick and easy to understand the laws Congress is considering. We also streamline the process of contacting your lawmaker, so you can tell them how you want them to vote on bills under consideration.” The about page further explains the editorial process as “Our editorial team researches and reviews legislation that’s coming up for vote or trending in the news. Summaries are non-partisan and the editorial team works to offer a balanced perspective.”
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In review, Countable allows users to learn about issues, influence their representatives in government, and rally their community and friends around those issues. Its platform allows users to read summaries of upcoming and active legislation, directly tell lawmakers how to vote on those bills by clicking yea or nay, and follow up on how elected officials voted on bills. The company also provides updates on political news, votes, and bills; and various issues.
For the purpose of this review we will examine the news stories published on the website.
Countable publishes original news stories with the use of neutral language, minimal bias and proper sourcing such as this: House to Vote on Democrats’ Equal Pay Bill Next Week. This article, as well as others give the reader an opportunity to vote yea or nay and to send a message to their local representatives. Other articles are republished by known sources such as Axios, Fox News, ProPublica and Kaiser Health. In general, Countable publishes minimally biased content that covers both sides and allows the public to vote on legislative measures and trending issues.
A factual search reveals they have never failed a fact check.
Overall, we rate Countable Least Biased based on neutral language and covering both sides of political stories/legislation. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 10/23/2016) Updated (3/21/2019)