Founded in 2016, Free West Media is a conservative media outlet that aims to present broad and unbiased daily coverage of European and worldwide news from a western perspective. According to their about page, “The people of Europe are revolting. They reject the old parties that have ruled for decades and demand access to propaganda-free news reports. In Germany, this mistrust in old-time’s media manifests itself most clearly in the German slogan “Lügenpresse The domain appears to originate from Sweden..”
Funded by / Ownership
Free West Media lacks transparency as they do not disclose ownership. Donations appear to be the primary source of revenue.
Analysis / Bias
Free West Media reports summarized and republished news stories with a strong conservative bias. There is frequent use of loaded language such as this No surprise: Dereck Chauvin was found guilty on all three counts of murder.
Free West Media frequently reports conspiracy theories related to Election fraud during the 2020 election Majority of US voters believe the 2020 presidential election was rigged, and constant Covid-19 denialism, such as The developing Orwellian Covid terminology and Confusion about Covid-19 deaths is intentional, says German doctor. Free West Media also relies on poor sources to support their claims, such as Steven Crowder. Generally, the news is reported with a strong right-leaning bias and is not always factual.
Failed Fact Checks
- “Three players drop out of Australian Open with chest issues while [Novak] Djokovic awaits his fate.” – False
- The Norwegian Institute of Public Health FHI has made the remarkable, but statistically supported, the decision to classify Covid-19 as a respiratory disease that is as dangerous as the common flu. – Mostly False
- A video shows a group of bikers praying for U.S. President Donald Trump at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. – False
Overall, we rate Free West Media Right-Biased and Questionable based on the promotion of conspiracies, propaganda, the use of poor sources, a lack of transparency, and several false claims. (D. Van Zandt 4/17/2017) Updated (11/05/2022)
Last Updated on May 24, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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