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 using appeal 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 as well as consistent support for the US. Government, which leans right-center in policy. We also rate them High for factual reporting due proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 48/180
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 opposed to US interests while being unduly sympathetic to regimes supportive of US interests.
Funded by / Ownership
Freedom House is a 501(c)(3) U.S. Government funded non-governmental organisation (NGO). Funding is primarily derived from the US Government.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Freedom House annually produces their Freedom in the World report, which assesses each country’s degree of political freedoms and civil liberties, and 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. Freedom House occasionally utilizes emotional wording such a this: The Crisis of Social Media.
Freedom House has faced criticism by authoritarian regimes as well as Libertarians in the USA who find they are too pro-USA Government.
Failed Fact Checks
- None. In fact they are used by IFCN fact checkers for fact checks.
Overall, we rate Freedom House Right-Center Biased based on pro-military positions as well as consistent support for the US. Government, which leans right-center in policy. We also rate them High for factual reporting due proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 7/14/2016) Updated (03/22/2020)