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.
- Overall, we rate Ontario Proud Right Biased based on story selection and political positions that favor the right and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: Canada 16/180
Founded by former federal Conservative staffer Jeff Ballingall, Ontario Proud started off as an anti-Liberal Facebook page at the height of the furor over Ontario’s hydro rates in February 2016 and has since amassed a very large following. According to Whois the website domain was purchased in January 2017.
Funded by / Ownership
Ontario Proud is a registered non-profit that is funded through donations. The website does not list who the owner of the site is, however, we do know Ontario Proud was founded by Jeff Ballingall. The website also does not list who their donors are and the amounts donated.
Analysis / Bias
For this review, we are only evaluating the content of their website and not social media. Ontario Proud generally publishes information that is opposed to liberal candidates and politics. There is the moderate use of loaded language in headlines such as this: Kathleen Wynne’s Nightmare Before Christmas. Ontario Proud mostly publishes videos, however when reporting text-based news they typically source appropriately.
A factual search reveals they have not failed a fact check.
Overall, we rate Ontario Proud Right Biased based on story selection and political positions that favor the right and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing. (D. Van Zandt 6/9/2018) Updated (4/6/2019)