Last updated on August 20th, 2021 at 08:38 pm
These media sources are moderate 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 information reporting that may damage conservative causes. Some sources in this category may be untrustworthy. See all Right Bias sources.
- Overall, this is a very attractive and professional-looking website that can be misleading as its content is far-right biased and often poorly sourced. Therefore we rate OpsLens as mixed for factual reporting with a strong right-wing bias that is borderline questionable.
Bias Rating: RIGHT
Factual Reporting: MIXED
Country: USA (44/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY
OpsLens is a news and opinion website that publishes stories related to national security, politics, and the military. According to their about page, “OpsLens Media Group provides daily print and video commentary on the world’s most trending and critical stories related to national security, public policy and other matters of state through the lens of experience.”
Funded by / Ownership
OpsLens Media Group, LLC owns the website. Advertising and an online store that sells branded merchandise generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
The contributors to the website are all former intelligence or military people that have a strong right-wing bias in story selection. This source is also highly pro-Trump in reporting. OpsLens republishes stories from far-right sources such as LifeZette, which offers low credibility for factual reporting. Besides publishing biased news stories, OpsLens also has an online store that sells pro-Trump T-shirts and accessories. OpsLens does not use excessive loaded words but often links to far-right and mixed sources for factual reporting, such as Judicial Watch and WND.
Since our original review in 2017, they have promoted election fraud conspiracies such as this GA’s SoS Raffensperger Gave Hackers Roadmap To Infiltrate Machines A Year Before Election. They have also promoted Covid-19 misinformation such as this IO Episode 51 – Interview With Dr. Peter McCullough On The ‘Vaccines’. Peter McCullough has made numerous false claims about vaccines and is not considered a credible source by his peers in the field.
Failed Fact Checks
- Third parties have not directly fact-checked them. See above.
Overall, this is a very attractive and professional-looking website that can be misleading as its content is far-right biased and often poorly sourced. Therefore we rate OpsLens as mixed for factual reporting with a strong right-wing bias that is borderline questionable. (M. Huitsing 8/24/2017) Updated (8/20/2021)