Turning Point USA – Bias and Credibility

Turning Point USA - Right Bias - Republican - Conservative - Fake News - Not CredibleFactual Reporting: Low - Not Credible - Not Reliable - Fake News - Bias


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  • Overall, we rate Turning Point USA Right Biased and Questionable based on propaganda, conspiracy theories, and numerous failed fact checks. 

Detailed Report

Questionable Reasoning: Promotion of Propaganda, Numerous Failed Fact Checks, Conspiracy Theories
Bias Rating: RIGHT
Factual Reporting: LOW
Country: USA
Press Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY


Turning Point USA is an American conservative or right-wing 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded on June 5, 2012, by Wheeling, Illinois, high school graduate Charlie Kirk. The organization states its mission is to “identify, educate, train, and organize students to promote fiscal responsibility, free markets, and limited government.” Turning Point USA is noted for its Professor Watchlist, which lists college professors it alleges “discriminate against conservative students and advance leftist propaganda in the classroom.”

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Funded by / Ownership

Turning Point USA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Turning Point USA receives considerable funding from multiple conservative groups and organizations. According to Poynter Institute, “Turning Point USA, which is a de facto super PAC for conservatives’ student government campaigns.” TPUSA also has connections to the Heartland Institute, a known source for dubious science concerning climate change.

Analysis / Bias

In review, the website does not publish news. It simply provides information about the organization and its policy stances, which are always right-leaning. Although they do not publish news on their website, they make political claims through social media and media. They also have a separate website that publishes right-wing biased news that is generally well-sourced and uses minimal loaded words, but story selection always favors the right.

Failed Fact Checks

Of Note, Charlie Kirk routinely publishes false information on Twitter such as this.

Overall, we rate Turning Point USA Right Biased and Questionable based on propaganda, conspiracy theories, and numerous failed fact checks.  (D. Van Zandt 9/17/2017) Updated (11/28/2022)

Source: https://www.tpusa.com/ and https://www.turningpoint.news/

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

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