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 ProCon Least biased based on presenting both sides of issues with minimal bias. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
ProCon.org is a non-profit charitable organization headquartered in Santa Monica, California in the United States. It operates the website, an online resource for research on controversial issues. The content of ProCon.org is produced by professional researchers, and its stated mission is “Promoting critical thinking, education, and informed citizenship by presenting controversial issues in a straightforward, nonpartisan, primarily pro-con format.” According to their about page ProCon was founded on July 12, 2004.
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Analysis / Bias
In review, ProCon takes an issue such as gay marriage and breaks it down based on pro’s and con’s, looking at both points of view. Each issue is well researched and presents information in a factual and low biased way. The website has 80 topics listed, ranging from Climate Change, Minimum Wage, Medical Marijuana, and much more. ProCon also serves as a resource for teachers and librarians. In general, ProCon does not present information with bias. All information is thoroughly sourced to credible information and is presented in an easy to follow side by side layout.
A factual search reveals they have never failed a fact check.
Overall, we rate ProCon Least biased based on presenting both sides of issues with minimal bias. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 9/9/2017) Updated (6/22/2019)