Reasoning: Propaganda, Conspiracy, Hate Group
Bias Rating: EXTREME RIGHT
Factual Reporting: LOW
Press Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY
According to their about page, “The International Organization for the Family (IOF) Unites and Equips Leaders Worldwide to Promote the Natural Family. In other words, IOF is a Christian right group that is anti-LGBTQ and anti-abortion.
Funded by / Ownership
According to their donation page, IOF is a 501 (c) 3 organization, and donations are tax-deductible. There isn’t advertising on this website.
Analysis / Bias
In review, IOF promotes anti-LGBTQ and abortion propaganda through its online blog platform. Several sources have called IOF an anti-LGBTQ hate group, including the SPLC. The SPLC states the IOF’s “world conferences serve as a key nexus for religious right leaders and activists and the formulation of policies that are detrimental to LGBT people and reproductive health, and they provide a platform for anti-LGBT rhetoric and conspiracy theories.”
Failed Fact Checks
Overall, we rate IOF Questionable based on extreme right-wing bias, promotion of propaganda, and others labeling them as a hate group. (D. Van Zandt 3/24/2018) Updated (01/27/2023)
Last Updated on May 26, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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