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.
- Overall, we rate Polygraph.Info Least Biased on a left-right scale but pro-USA on a national interest scale (Propaganda). We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record.
Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: HIGH
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 2015, Polygraph.info is a fact-checking website produced by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and Voice of America (VOA). The website serves as a resource for verifying the increasing volume of disinformation and misinformation being distributed and shared globally. According to their about page “Polygraph.info is a fact-checking website produced by Voice of America (VOA). The website serves as a resource for verifying the increasing volume of disinformation and misinformation being distributed and shared globally.”
Funded by / Ownership
PolyGraph.info is owned by Voice of America Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and is funded by the U.S. Congress through the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG). The BBG is a bipartisan federal agency overseeing all U.S. international broadcasting services.
Analysis / Bias
PolyGraph.info is a fact-checker funded by the USA government. While this fact checker is not left or right-biased, it is certainly pro-America, with most fact checks against Russia and other authoritarian governments. For example, this, China’s Murky Claims About the India Border Clash and this Kremlin Falsely Says Moscow Not at Fault for Sour Relations with US. The primary purpose of this website is to minimize Russian influence on the USA. Through our thorough review, we could not find any false information on this site. We should disclaim that everyone on our team is American or is a resident who has lived here for more than five years. In general, Polygraph.info is a credible fact-checker but with a pro-American bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years. They are a fact-checker.
Overall, we rate Polygraph.Info Least Biased on a left-right scale but pro-USA on a national interest scale (Propaganda). We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (D. Van Zandt 12/1/2016) Updated (08/11/2023)
Last Updated on August 11, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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