These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by appeals 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 The Defcon Warning System Least Biased based on the use of a variety of sources and High for factual reporting.
Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
When I set out to review this website, my first thought was this must be another WW3 conspiracy website. I was pleasantly surprised to find it a very credible source. The Defcon Warning System was founded in 1984 and, over the years, transitioned to the web. Defcon is not affiliated with the Government, as explained on their about page. Their mission is to report news about the threat of nuclear war and prepare for the event.
Funded by / Ownership
Defcon Warning System lacks transparency as they do not clearly indicate ownership. Advertising and donations generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Defcon mostly republishes news articles related to nuclear issues from credible sources that range from Newsweek, Associated Press, and the right-leaning Washington Times. There is minimal use of loaded words, and any loaded language is dependent on the source they are republishing. We could not find any instances of failed fact-checks from this source. Defcon also has a community forum that discusses related topics (you might find misinformation in these forums).
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate The Defcon Warning System Least Biased based on the use of a variety of sources and High for factual reporting. (D. Van Zandt 1/6/2018) Updated (03/31/2023)
Last Updated on July 1, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check