These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by appealing to emotion or stereotypes). The reporting is factual and usually sourced. These are the most credible media sources. See all Least-Biased sources.
- Overall, we rate TV Tropes as Least Biased based on minimal political news reporting and a wide variety of opinions by Tropers. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to a lack of hyperlinked sourcing and unverifiable subjective opinions.
Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: MIXED
MBFC’s County Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: MEDIUM CREDIBILITY
TV Tropes is a wiki founded in 2004 by a programmer known as “Fast Eddie.” Initially, TV Tropes focused on the TV series “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” the site has since expanded to cover various media, including literature, films, and video games. Chris Richmond and Drew Schoentrup currently own it.
Funded by / Ownership
TV Tropes is co-owned by Chris Richmond and Drew Schoentrup. The site generates revenue through advertising and donations.
Analysis / Bias
TV Tropes is a comprehensive resource for various tropes in media and storytelling. It has a community of users called “Tropers. It does not focus on news or current events. Still, it does include tropes that can be political in nature.
For example, the trope “New Media Are Evil” discusses societal skepticism toward new forms of media, which can have political implications. The page does not cite external sources, relying instead on community-contributed content. The wording in this particular trope does not show a clear political bias but rather presents a balanced view of how new media is often portrayed in various forms of storytelling. However, the lack of cited sources could raise questions about the factual accuracy of the content.
Another article is “Insane Troll Logic,” which discusses a form of logic so irrational and nonsensical that it becomes impossible to argue against. The site maintains a neutral tone and does not appear to favor any political group. The article cites rationalwiki.org but typically sources itself, as is common with most posts on TV Tropes as it generally relies on its content and community contributions rather than factual sources.
Finally, TV Tropes cover both Trump and Biden, suggesting a balanced approach regarding the figures they profile. The site has separate pages for Joe Biden and Donald Trump, each containing various tropes and examples related to these political figures.
In general, TV Tropes does not focus on news or current events but does include tropes that can have political or social implications. However, It’s difficult to determine the site’s political leanings as the content is largely generated by forum posts and user contributions, which can vary widely in perspective and bias. Due to the user-generated nature of the content, cited sources are not consistently observed in every post, making it challenging to assess the factuality of the content.
Failed Fact Checks
- None directly on TV Tropes.
Overall, we rate TV Tropes as Least Biased based on minimal political news reporting and a wide variety of opinions by Tropers. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to a lack of hyperlinked sourcing and unverifiable subjective opinions. (M. Huitsing 09/06/2023)
Last Updated on September 6, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check