LEAST BIASED 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 Snopes on the left side of Least Biased based on infrequent stories that favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting based on transparency and proper sourcing of information. Detailed Report Factual Reporting: HIGH Country: USA World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180 History Founded in 1994 by Barbara and David Mikkelson,, also known as the Urban Legends Reference Pages, was one of the first online fact-checking websites. It is a resource for validating and debunking such stories in American popular culture. Snopes ownership has said that the site receives more complaints of liberal bias than conservative bias, but insists that the same debunking standards are applied to all political claims and urban legends. Read our profile on United States government and media. Funded by / Ownership According to their about page, is an independent publication owned by Snopes Media Group. They derives funding from online advertising as well as donations. They … Continue reading Snopes