These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes). The reporting is factual and usually sourced. These are the most credible media sources. See all Least Biased Sources.
Factual Reporting: VERY HIGH
Notes: Lead Stories is a fact checker and hoax/rumor debunker that uses the International Fact-Checking Network fact-checkers’ code of principles as a guide for all fact checking. According to their about page “Lead Stories is mainly written by Maarten Schenk and Alan Duke (click the names for full biographies). Maarten is based in Europe (Belgium) while Alan is in the United States of America (California). Administrative and legal affairs are handled by Perry R. Sanders of Sanders Law Firm in Colorado Springs.”
In review, Lead Stories is similar to Snopes in the stories they fact check, however they place a stronger emphasis on tracking political fake news. What separates them is the use of a specific engine called the Trendolizer, which tracks story trends that allows Lead Stories to quickly debunk fake news before it becomes viral. Lead Stories does not use loaded language and factually sources all fact checks with credible information. All fact checks reviewed were accurate. Overall, we rate Lead Stories Least Biased and Very High for factual reporting based on excellent sourcing of information. (D. Van Zandt 2/6/2018)