Media Bias/Fact Check (MBFC)
Media Bias/Fact Check (MBFC), founded in 2015, is an independent online media outlet. MBFC is dedicated to educating the public on media bias and deceptive news practices and their aim is to inspire action and a rejection of overtly biased media. They want to return to an era of straightforward news reporting and follow a strict methodology for determining the biases of sources. MBFC also provides occasional fact checks, original articles on media bias, and breaking/important news stories, especially as it relates to USA politics.
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 the purpose of profit or influence. 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.
Most, if not all of the sources we are using (such as the Atlantic Council, the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, the Brookings Institution, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP), the Cato Institute, the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), the China Africa Project (CAP), the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), the Diplomat, Eurasia Review, the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR), the Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI), the Hudson Institute, Human Rights Watch, Jamestown Foundation, the Moscow Times, Nikkei Asia Review, Project Syndicate, RAND Corporation, R Street Institute, Third Way, the Spectator, Wired Magazine and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, or Wilson Center) are rated “high” for factual reporting.