These media sources are slightly to moderately conservative in bias. They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes) to favor conservative causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information but may require further investigation. See all Right-Center sources.
- Overall, we rate SOFREP Right-Center Biased based on editorial positions that favor a pro-military perspective. We also rate them Mostly Factual in reporting, rather than High due to possible exaggeration of personal military experiences. This is a credible military news site.
Bias Rating: RIGHT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: MOSTLY FACTUAL
Country: USA (45/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 2012, SOFREP is a news and opinion website founded by Brandon Webb, a former Navy Seal, and Sniper Instructor. The website provides news and analysis from Special Operations Combat Veterans. According to their about page, “Our veteran editorial team has an average of ten years of military service, and most have been deployed to an active combat zone.” Brandon Webb has faced controversy for allegedly embellishing stories in 2015 Former SEAL Brandon Webb accused of embellishing combat stories and friendships with the fallen
Funded by / Ownership
SOFREP Media Group owns the website with revenue derived through a shop that sells merchandise, advertising, and membership fees.
Analysis / Bias
The SOFREP website covers news on military lifestyle as well as information on combat and military news. Many stories are first-person accounts of experiences in combat and, as seen above, may vary in their veracity. Headlines and articles contain moderate loaded language such as this Niger Military Coup Attempt Thwarted Days Before Power Transition. When it comes to sourcing articles pertaining to news are properly sourced from credible media outlets.
Editorially, they obviously take pro-military positions. When reporting on politics, they maintain low bias such as this Biden Wants the Military’s Footprint to Be ‘Correctly Sized,’ and It May Mean Deciding Which Bases Really Matter. In general, the news is reported factually and with a slight right-leaning bias. However, first-person storytelling may or may not be embellished; therefore, we rate SOFREP mostly factual.
Failed Fact Checks
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