Independent Women’s Forum (IWF)

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Independent Women's Forum (IWF) - Right BiasRIGHT BIAS

These media sources are moderately to strongly biased toward conservative causes through story selection and/or political affiliation. They may utilize strong loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes), publish misleading reports and omit reporting of information that may damage conservative causes. Some sources in this category may be untrustworthy. See all Right Bias sources.

Factual Reporting: MIXED


Founded in 1992, the Independent Women’s Forum describe themselves as a nonpartisan research and education institution. Independent Women’s Forum – IWF states its mission is to improve the lives of Americans by increasing the number of women who value free markets and personal liberty. IWF covers a widespread range of topics and issues, of concern to women.

Funded by / Ownership

IWF is funded by Donors Trust, the John William Pope Foundation, the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, the Scaife Foundations, the Randolph Foundation, and the John M. Olin Foundation.

Analysis / Bias

The IWF publishes stories with moderately loaded emotional headlines such as “CNN Threatens to ID the Guy Behind the Trump WWE Gif If He Offends CNN Again.” Their articles are always well sourced to credible media, however most favor the right and endorse right wing issues. IWF’s primary issue is anti-feminism with articles such as this: Why Modern Feminism and Third Wave Movement Do Not Speak for Most Women. A factual search reveals that they have failed a fact check.

Overall, we rate the Independent Women’s Forum Right Biased based on political positions that favor the right and Mixed for factual reporting due to a failed fact check. (M. Huitsing 9/9/2017) Updated (6/7/2018)


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