These media sources are slight to moderately conservative in bias. They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by appeals 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 the Counter Extremism Project as right-center biased based on hawkish advocacy positions. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record.
Bias Rating: RIGHT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Launched in 2014, the Counter Extremism Project (CEP) is an international policy organization that provides resources and analysis on extremism. The Counter Extremism Project, similar to the United Against Nuclear Iran group, is defined as a hawkish investigative and advocacy group that has strong ties to many pro-Israel groups run by Mark D. Wallace. They share advisors like former Homeland Security advisor Frances Fragos Townsend, who serves as the president, and ex-Obama diplomat Dennis Ross and Joe Lieberman, who serves as an advisor.
The main goal is to promote democracy by targeting financial support networks, countering narratives, and advocating for strong laws and regulations to combat extremism. CEP is headquartered in New York and has an office in Germany.
Funded by / Ownership
The Counter Extremism Project (CEP) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that receives funding through donations, grants, and partnerships. For example, they received a grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The grant, amounting to $277,755, was awarded as part of DHS’s Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention (TVTP) program. According to the Washington Post, Wallace would not disclose private donors for Counter Extremism Project.
Analysis / Bias
The Counter Extremism Project (CEP) uses emotionally loaded language in the section dedicated to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, such as “Uptick In Hamas Violence Coincides With Continued Hospitality By International Enablers.” The labeling of Hamas as a terrorist organization varies globally. Countries like Canada, Israel, the EU, and the US designate Hamas as a terrorist organization, while others like Turkiye, China, and some African nations do not. Further, it labels those who do not condemn Hamas as “enablers,” presenting a negative connotation. The article, although factual about Hamas’s activities, shows bias by presenting a one-sided view.
The organization also focuses on far right-wing extremism around the world and White supremacy groups in the United States. The report indicates that fears of the “Great Replacement” conspiracy theory are fueling hate and violence in the United States. Indicating they do not hold right-wing viewpoints.
Regarding sourcing Counter Extremism Project (CEP) relies on credible sources such as the Wall Street Journal, Vice, The Jerusalem Post, YnetNews, Al-Monitor, and Times of Israel. The Counter Extremism Project is generally fact-based and holds right-of-center hawkish advocacy views.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate the Counter Extremism Project as right-center biased based on hawkish advocacy positions. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (M. Huitsing 06/13/2023)
Last Updated on June 13, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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