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Fact/Myth - Left-Center BiasLEFT-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 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.

Factual Reporting: HIGH

History

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“. The editor is Thomas DeMichele.

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.

A factual search of IFCN fact checkers reveals they have never failed a fact check.

Overall, we rate Fact / Myth Left-Center biased based on wording that is slightly negative toward the right, but high for factual reporting due to very strong research and sourcing. (3/31/2017) Updated (D. Van Zandt 8/18/2018)

Source: http://factmyth.com/

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