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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.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Notes: Launched in 2014, Russian Media Monitor or RussiaLies.com is a commentary political blog founded by Julia Davis. According to her biography “Julia Davis is a National Security/Foreign Policy Reporter, Russian media monitor and the creator of RussiaLies.com, where she debunks Russian propaganda and fake news.” Julia Davis was educated as an Aeronautical Engineer in Aviation and Spacecraft Engineering. She is also a writer, producer, and director in the film industry and has worked as a stunt double for Angelina Jolie and Helen Hunt.
Russian Media Monitor’s main focus is monitoring Russian media and translating what appears in Russian media. Julia Davis also has a running list on her site that is called “Russia’s top lies.” The list continues to grow as she adds more lies onto the list.
In review, Russian Media Monitor sources Russian media such as http://www.msk.kp.ru and Russian TV shows, which we can’t verify, however, they do source credible media such as Deutsche Welle, BBC, Washington Post, and Interpreter Magazine. There is the moderate use of loaded language when describing Russian propaganda such as: “One of the most popular themes in Russian propaganda involves cult-like praise and adulation of Vladimir Putin.” Further, Russian Media Monitor does not really have a clearly defined right-left bias, but rather is just strongly anti-Putin.
Overall, we rate Russian Media Monitor Least Biased based on the left to right scale, however, there is strong anti-Russian bias as the sole purpose of the site is to discredit Russian media. We also rate this source High for factual reporting due to sourcing and the use of credible evidence to refute false Russian claims. (M. Huitsing 4/6/2018)