Last updated on April 23rd, 2021 at 08:22 pm
According to their about page: “Open The Government is an inclusive, nonpartisan coalition that works to strengthen our democracy and empower the public by advancing policies that create a more open, accountable, and responsive government.” They are based in Washington, DC. The website lacks transparency as it does not easily disclose ownership and funding.
Funded by / Ownership
Open the Government is a non-profit funded through donations. They do not disclose donors on the website.
Analysis / Bias
Open the Government advocates for a more open government, as their name suggests. They want more transparency. They report the news with minimal bias, such as this Advocacy Groups to Biden Administration: Relaunch Ethics.gov. However, when reporting on authoritarian figures such as Former President Trump, they have a negative opinion After Trump’s unprecedented attacks on inspectors general and whistleblowers, Biden must strengthen protections.
Editorially, a review of dozens of articles reveals a left-leaning bias through story selection and positions that favor the Democratic party. All information reviewed was factual.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years.
Overall, we rate Open the Government Left-Center Biased based on story selection and editorial position that moderately favor the left. We also rate them Mostly Factual in reporting rather than High due to a lack of transparency with ownership and funding. (D. Van Zandt 4/4/2017) Updated (4/23/2021)