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.
The Moderated Media
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Factual Reporting: MIXED
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 2017, The Moderated Media is a news aggregation site presenting news, analysis and opinion from the left and right. They state their mission as to “burst political bubbles though the presentation of diverse and contrarian viewpoints in a single site. We source our information from the most trusted news organizations and make every effort possible to avoid the dissemination of fake news.”
The Moderated Media does not disclose ownership, nor any editors or writers affiliated with the website.
Funded by / Ownership
The Moderated Media does not disclose ownership and the website is funded through online advertising and a donation link.
Analysis / Bias
In review, The Moderated Media breaks down news into the columns Left and Right. In each column presents news stories that opens to the source from which they came. Some sources found in the left column are the New York Times, Washington Post, The New Yorker and CNN. In the right column you will find The Washington Examiner, National Review, Fox News and Town Hall. While the Moderated Media is clearly trying to cover both sides, some of the sources used have Mixed Factual ratings such as CNN and Newsmax, as well some that are on our Questionable list such as Breitbart and the American Thinker. The Moderated Media also has a category for fact checking that does not exclusively use IFCN fact checkers. For example, they utilize The Federalist, which actually has a poor track record with credible fact checkers and ABC News, which is not affiliated with the IFCN.
Although, The Moderated Media presents biased left and right news, we rate them Least Biased for presenting balanced news aggregation. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to the some of the questionable sources used on both the left and right, as well as for a lack of transparency. (D. Van Zandt 1/8/2019)
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