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- Overall, we rate FreedomProject Media, Questionable based on Extreme Right bias, promoting both propaganda and conspiracies, a lack of transparency, using poor sources connected to hate groups, and several failed fact checks.
Reasoning: Propaganda, Conspiracy, Poor Sourcing, Lack of Transparency, Failed Fact Checks
Bias Rating: EXTREME RIGHT
Factual Reporting: LOW
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 2002, FreedomProject Media is a website that features conservative video shows, podcasts, and text-based news. The website does not contain an about page; however, a domain search indicates FreedomProject.com was registered in 2002 to the John Birch Society.
FreedomProject Media is connected to the FreedomProject Academy, which is a private, online, Judeo-Christian school for students from kindergarten through high school that teaches from a Classical Christian education perspective. FPA is a school, not a self-paced program or tutorial service.
Funded by / Ownership
FreedomProject Media does not disclose ownership on the website; however, the FreedomProject Academy is managed by FreedomProject Education, which is owned by the American Opinion Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization with ties to the John Birch Society. Revenue appears to be derived from donations.
Analysis / Bias
This review will focus on text-based articles found on the website. FreedomProject Media reports news and opinions with a strong right-wing bias in story selection and wording. For example, this story contains strong loaded language, California Pushes K-12 Sex Ed Indoctrination That Will Blow Your Mind. The story primarily sources back to older articles on their own website. However, they provide outside links to the Conspiracy-Pseudoscience Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) and the Anti-LGBT Family Research Institute, which is classified as an active Hate Group in the USA.
Stories generally revolve around education and how liberal education is destroying morality. They frequently promote a far-right Christian agenda such as anti-LGBT, anti-abortion, and pretty much anything left of right-center. They also promote baseless conspiracy theories like this: Snopes Defends Teaching Child Rape to Children. Further, FreedomProject has been accused of promoting Far-Right Propaganda regarding Common Core State Standards and climate change.
Failed Fact Checks
- In 2019, California education authorities formulated a policy that, if implemented, would force parents to allow their children to be taught that “there are 15 genders.” – FALSE
- Abandoning the Common Core set of standards for English and mathematics caused a Florida charter school’s test results to go from mediocre to outstanding. – FALSE
- In 2018 or 2019, Brea Olinda Unified School District in California “taught pedophilia as a sexual orientation.” – FALSE
Overall, we rate FreedomProject Media, Questionable based on Extreme Right bias, promoting both propaganda and conspiracies, a lack of transparency, using poor sources connected to hate groups, and several failed fact checks. (D. Van Zandt 5/24/2019) Updated (11/11/2022)
Last Updated on November 11, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check