These media sources are slightly to moderately conservative in bias. They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by appealing to emotion or stereotypes) to favor conservative causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information but may require further investigation. See all Right-Center sources.
- Overall, we rate Freedom House Right-Center Biased based on pro-military positions and consistent support for the US. Government, which leans right-center in policy. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record.
Bias Rating: RIGHT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Freedom House is a U.S.-based organization that conducts research and advocacy on democracy, political freedom, and human rights. Freedom House was founded in October 1941. They have been criticized for excessively criticizing states opposing US interests while unduly sympathetic to regimes supporting US interests.
Funded by / Ownership
Freedom House is a 501(c)(3) U.S. Government-funded non-governmental organization (NGO). Funding is primarily derived from the US Government.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Freedom House annually produces its Freedom in the World report, which assesses each country’s degree of political freedoms and civil liberties. It is frequently cited by political scientists, journalists, and policymakers. For example, in 2019, they reported that “US Freedom is in Decline.” Freedom House also produces reports on Authoritarian Reach, Democracies in Decline, and Equality & Human Rights. In addition, freedom House occasionally utilizes emotional wording such as: The Crisis of Social Media.
Freedom House has faced criticism by authoritarian regimes and Libertarians in the USA who find they are too pro-USA Government.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years. They are a resource for IFCN fact-checkers.
Overall, we rate Freedom House Right-Center Biased based on pro-military positions and consistent support for the US. Government, which leans right-center in policy. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (D. Van Zandt 7/14/2016) Updated (11/05/2022)
Last Updated on May 24, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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