- Overall, we rate Filming Cops Left Biased and Questionable based on a complete lack of transparency, one-sided reporting, and the promotion of conspiracy theories to make the police broadly look bad (some are obviously based on evidence, but this is the sole purpose of this website).
Reasoning: Conspiracy Theories, Lack of Transparency
Bias Rating: LEFT
Factual Reporting: MIXED
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY
According to the Filming Cops About Page, “they were started in 2010 as a conglomerative reporting service documenting police abuse. They state that “the aim isn’t to demonize the natural concept of security provision as such, but to highlight specific cases of State-monopolized police brutality that traditional media outlets otherwise ignore.” Although the about page sheds light on their mission, there isn’t transparency in authors, editors, or owners.
Funded by / Ownership
Filming Cops does not disclose ownership, and revenue is derived through advertising and an online store that did not load for us on this review.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Filming Cops highlights police abuse and misconduct. Articles and headlines are often not sensational such as this 62-Year-Old Woman Claims Officers Used Excessive Force When Trying to Enter Her Greenville, SC Home. This story, like most, is not original and comes from another source. Many stories come from local media, which is usually credible. Regarding sourcing, they link to the original story at the end of the article.
Editorially, almost all stories portray the police in a negative light without offering countering stories where the police have helped. In general, they source to credible media sources, but they are completely one-sided, which renders them Mixed for factual reporting.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years, as they do not produce original content.
Overall, we rate Filming Cops Left Biased and Questionable based on a complete lack of transparency, one-sided reporting, and the promotion of conspiracy theories to make the police broadly look bad (some are obviously based on evidence, but this is the sole purpose of this website). (D. Van Zandt 11/30/2016) Updated (10/20/2022)
Last Updated on May 24, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
Do you appreciate our work? Please consider one of the following ways to sustain us.