The European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR)

Last updated on December 20th, 2021 at 07:30 pm

The European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) - Left Center Bias - Liberal - Progressive - CredibleFactual Reporting: High - Credible - Reliable


LEFT-CENTER BIAS

These media sources have a slight to moderate liberal 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 liberal causes.  These sources are generally trustworthy for information but may require further investigation. See all Left-Center sources.

  • Overall, we rate The European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) with a Left-Center Bias due to word choices that favor the left and highly factual due to the use of credible sources.

Detailed Report

Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: Germany (13/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY

History

Launched in October 2007, The European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) is a pan-European think tank based in Berlin. Mark Leonard founded ECFR, and he is the current director. The European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) describes its objective as “its objective is to conduct research and promote informed debate across Europe on the development of coherent and effective European values-based foreign policy.”

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Funded by / Ownership

ECFR is a private, not-for-profit organization that relies on donations. George Soros’s Open Society Foundations originally founded it.

Analysis / Bias

In review, The European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) utilizes loaded language in their headlines: “How Britain Lost Its Cool,” and typically, they use credible sources such as The IndependentBBC, and project-syndicate.org. Further, they also utilize local sources related to the specific country, such as welt.de and oe24.at, when their article or analysis is about Austria or any other country. We have no way of verifying the credibility.

For example, “Austria: Russia’s Trojan Horse?”. The European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) also publishes in-depth research that is very well-sourced, for example: “To end a war: Europe’s role in bringing peace to Syria.” When it comes to US politics, their word choices are anti-Trump, such as: “The transatlantic meaning of Donald Trump: a US-EU Power Audit” and “Germany, not China, will be Donald Trump’s enemy number one.”

Failed Fact Checks

  • None in the Last 5 years

Overall, we rate The European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) with a Left-Center Bias due to word choices that favor the left and highly factual due to the use of credible sources. (M. Huitsing 1/9/2018) Updated (12/20/2021)

Source: https://ecfr.eu/

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