The AllSides Fact Check Bias Chart™ reveals the media bias of top fact checkers, such as Snopes, Politifact, FactCheck.org and more. It is a companion to the AllSides Media Bias Chart™, which helps you to easily identify different perspectives in the news so you can get the full picture and think for yourself.
Knowing the political bias of media outlets and fact checkers allows you to consume a balanced news diet, avoid manipulation, and spot and misinformation.
Everyone is biased, but hidden bias misleads and divides us. Our chart and curated fact checks across the political spectrum help to free you from filter bubbles so you can get multiple viewpoints, know more, and think for yourself.
This chart does not rate accuracy or credibility. A fact checker can be accurate, yet biased. Learn why AllSides doesn't rate accuracy.
Unless otherwise noted, these bias ratings are based on online, written fact checking content, not TV or radio content.
How can Fact Checkers be biased?
Fact check websites like Snopes and Politifact reveal their bias in numerous ways. These sources may be seen as more reliable or credible than other news outlets because of their focus on "facts." But often, fact checkers will analyze information for the reader and draw a conclusion about what the facts mean, which is subjective in nature. Other times, they’ll display bias based on what facts they choose to downplay or to highlight. They also show bias based on story choice — for example, primarily fact checking left-wing politicians, or only fact checking right-wing claims.RELATED: Six Ways Fact Checkers Show Bias
How does AllSides rate the bias of fact checkers?
AllSides uses multipartisan, scientific analysis to rate bias. Our methodology is scientific, but each individual will have a subjective opinion of the bias of any given outlet. We reflect the average view of Americans, not one individual.
We use multiple methods to rate media bias, including Editorial Reviews, Blind Bias Surveys, independent reviews, and third party research.
Some of the sources included on the AllSides Fact Check Bias Chart™ are dedicated fact checking websites that stand alone (such as Snopes or FactCheck.org). Others are fact checking sections embedded within a larger media outlet (such as Reuters, AP or The New York Times). We assess the bias of fact check sections separately from the rest of the source’s content.How AllSides handles bias in fact checking
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AllSides Media Bias Ratings™
Below is a full list of Fact Check sources that we have rated. AllSides has rated the media bias of over 1,400 sources, fact checkers and writers.