The Defcon Warning System

Last updated on October 26th, 2020 at 05:20 pm

The Defcon Warning System - Least Biased - Credible - ReliableFactual Reporting: High - Credible - Reliable


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.

Factual Reporting: HIGH

Notes: 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 how to prepare for the event.

In review, Defcon mostly republishes news articles related to nuclear issues from credible sources that range from left-leaning such as Newsweek, least biased such as the Associated Press and right-leaning such as the 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 a tinfoil hat or two in these groups). 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)


Left vs. Right Bias: How we rate the bias of media sources

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