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 Repustar Least Biased based on minimal editorializing of content. We also rate them Very-High in factual reporting due to evidence-based reporting that relies on credible sources.
Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: VERY HIGH
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Repustar is an organization and website founded by Chandran Sankaran that provides fact-checking and misinformation-detecting services. According to its FAQ page, “Repustar has a mission to advance a more fact-forward world. All investors and stakeholders in the company subscribe to that mission as a condition of participation.”
Repustar is based in the United States and India.
Funded by / Ownership
According to the FAQ page, “Repustar is currently majority owned by CEO and Founder Chandran Sankaran and is funded by him, along with a handful of minority investors including Greg Sands, Dave Pidwell, Dan Springer, and the firms Susquehanna Growth Equity and Cooley.” Revenue is derived through investors. This site does not have advertising.
Analysis / Bias
The Repustar website features three services. The first is Repustar IQ which is currently in development that examines how much misinformation a person or source generates. Next is FactSparrow, a Chrome Extension and Twitter Bot that tells the user the factual rating of the source. Of note, they use Media Bias Fact Check’s ratings to power FactSparrow. Further, they have a stand-alone website at factsparrow.repustar.com that features a system to upvote claims that need to be fact-checked, such as, “Have recent Russian missile strikes targeted civilians?” The FactSparrow website also features the ability to search for claims that have been fact-checked.
Finally, the website offers fact briefs that are published on Gigafact. Per the website, “Fact briefs are short, credibly sourced summaries that offer “yes/no” answers in response to claims found online. They rely on publicly available, often primary source data and documents.”
Fact Briefs are derived from various sources, including Lead Stories, Associated Press and Econofact. An example fact-brief is as follows: Have 14 members of Adam Laxalt’s family endorsed his opponent Catherine Cortez Masto in the Nevada Senate race? The answer to this question is “Yes,” provided by The Nevada Independent, citing credible sources such as The Reno Gazette-Journal and Las Vegas Review-Journal.
In general, Repustar is fact-based and presents a minimal bias in reporting.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years. They are fact-checkers.
Overall, we rate Repustar Least Biased based on minimal editorializing of content. We also rate them Very-High in factual reporting due to evidence-based reporting that relies on credible sources. (D. Van Zandt 10/22/2022)
Last Updated on June 30, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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