These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by appeals 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.
Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: HIGH
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
ProCon.org was originally a non-profit charitable organization headquartered in Santa Monica, California, in the United States. Encyclopedia Britannica now operates the website, an online resource for research on controversial issues. Professional researchers produce the content of ProCon.org, 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.
Funded by / Ownership
Analysis / Bias
In review, ProCon takes an issue such as gay marriage and breaks it down based on pros and cons, 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.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
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 (8/25/2023)
Last Updated on August 25, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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