Truth in Media

Last updated on August 28th, 2021 at 08:01 am

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QUESTIONABLE SOURCE

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 is 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 Truth in Media a Questionable source based on overt right-wing bias, promotion of conspiracies and pseudoscience, and a poor track record with fact-checkers.

Detailed Report

Reasoning: Propaganda, Conspiracy, Fake News, Pseudoscience
Bias Rating: EXTREME RIGHT
Factual Reporting: LOW
Country: USA (44/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY

History

Truth in Media is a website owned and operated by Benjamin Swann, an American television news anchor, and journalist. He has worked in New Mexico, Texas, Ohio, Washington, D.C., and Georgia. While at Fox affiliate WXIX-TV in Cincinnati, Ohio, he began producing a fact-checking series entitled “Reality Check,” which has garnered media attention for presenting conspiracy theories. According to their about page: “Truth In Media’s content echoes the honest, unabashed and groundbreaking reporting that millions of people have appreciated from Ben for many years. Our mission is to continue our role in upholding integrity and impartiality in the Fourth Estate with an exceptional lineup that shares an ambition to preserve candor in the media.”

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Funded by / Ownership

Benjamin Swann owns truth in Media. Revenue is derived through a store that sells merchandise as well as advertising.

Analysis / Bias

In review, Truth in Media attempts to investigate stories that the mainstream media won’t cover. The mainstream media won’t cover these topics because they are not true or have been debunked. For example, Ben Swann has promoted the Pizzagate conspiracy theory and those related to the Sandy Hook Elementary Massacre. Swann has expressed skepticism of the scientific consensus that vaccines do not cause autism. Further, almost all of Truth in Media’s stories favor the right and discredit the left. Truth in Media/Ben Swann also has a poor track record with fact-checkers.

Further, during the Covid-19 pandemic, Ben Swann and Truth in Media routinely published false information, as seen below in the failed fact checks.

Failed Fact Checks

Overall, we rate Truth in Media a Questionable source based on overt right-wing bias, promotion of conspiracies and pseudoscience, and a poor track record with fact-checkers. (7/19/2016) Updated (D. Van Zandt 8/28/2021)

Source: http://truthinmedia.com/

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