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 using appeal 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 Fact / Myth Left-Center biased based on slightly negative wording toward the right, but high for factual reporting due to very strong research and sourcing.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
According to their about page, “the goal of FactMyth.com is to provide a free-to-use source of fact-based information with the help of community participation. We take a factoid (argument) and then research it to find out if it’s actually a “fact” or “myth.”
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Funded by / Ownership
The website does not disclose ownership; however, a Whois search reveals the domain was purchased in 2014 and is registered to Dog Media Solutions. The website appears to be funded through online advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Fact / Myth sources everything and is very accurate in their claims. However, they do occasionally use loaded words to describe conservatives such as Donald Trump. For example, in this article, Donald Trump has a lot in Common With Tyrants, Classically Speaking, they build the case to compare him to ruthless dictators. While they do a great job of sourcing, it still is a stretch to compare Trump to Hitler, which to their credit, they do disclaim. For the most part, Fact / Myth rarely fact-checks political issues, but rather historical claims such as this: Thomas Jefferson and John Adams Died on July 4th 1826. Again, this was well-researched and sourced.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate Fact / Myth Left-Center biased based on slightly negative wording toward the right, but high for factual reporting due to very strong research and sourcing. (3/31/2017) Updated (D. Van Zandt 10/14/2022)
Last Updated on May 24, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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