The Other 98% – Bias and Credibility

The Other 98% - Questionable Source - Left Bias - Liberal - Progressive - Democrat - Fake News - Not CredibleFactual Reporting: Low - Not Credible - Not Reliable - Fake News - Bias


A questionable source exhibits one or more of the following: extreme bias, consistent promotion of propaganda/conspiracies, poor or no sourcing to credible information, a complete lack of transparency, and/or fake news. Fake News is the deliberate attempt to publish hoaxes and/or disinformation for profit or influence (Learn More). Sources listed in the Questionable Category may be very untrustworthy and should be fact-checked on a per article basis. Please note sources on this list are not considered fake news unless specifically written in the reasoning section for that source. See all Questionable sources.

  • Overall, we rate the Other 98% Questionable based on strong left-wing bias and an abysmal fact check record.

Detailed Report

Reasoning: Propaganda, Conspiracy, Failed Fact Checks
Factual Reporting: LOW
Country: USA
World Press Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY


Founded in 2010, The Other 98% describe themselves via their about page as “50% Media Lab. 50% Direct Action Crew. 100% Committed to fighting Trump’s Agenda.” The Other 98% is a non-profit activist group “tired of corporate control of our government, our institutions, and our planet.” Their primary mission is to get money out of politics and reduce corporate influence.

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Funded by / Ownership

The Other 98% is owned by Other98 Action and is funded through donations.

Analysis / Bias

In review, the Other 98% have an extreme left-wing bias through story selection and political affiliation that favors the left. There is significant use of loaded language such as this: If you want Trump to deport DACA kids, you’re not a patriotic Christian, you’re an asshole. There is very little hyperlinking when it comes to sourcing information; therefore, it is difficult to determine the credibility and if their reporting is factual. In short, this is a propaganda source that tends to mislead, primarily via social media through the sharing of inaccurate memes.

Failed Fact Checks (Here is a short sampling of a few of them)

Overall, we rate the Other 98% Questionable based on strong left-wing bias and an abysmal fact check record.  (11/18/2016) Updated (D. Van Zandt 05/10/2022)


Last Updated on July 1, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check

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