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AllSides Media Bias Rating™: Center
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Center What does this mean?

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Ballotpedia
Ballotpedia
Bias Rating Center
Type Reference
Region National
Owner Lucy Burns Institute
Established 2007
Website ballotpedia.org
Twitter @ballotpedia
Facebook Ballotpedia
Wikipedia Ballotpedia
What a Center Bias Rating Means

The source either does not show much media bias, displays a balance of articles with left and right biases, or equally balances left and right perspectives in its reporting.

Center doesn't mean better! A Center media bias rating does not necessarily mean a source is totally unbiased, neutral, perfectly reasonable, or credible, just as Left and Right don't necessarily mean extreme, wrong, unreasonable, or not credible. AllSides encourages people to read outlets across the political spectrum.

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About Ballotpedia's Bias Rating

Ballotpedia is a reference source with an AllSides Media Bias Rating™ of Center.

What a "Center" Rating Means

Sources with an AllSides Media Bias Rating of Center either do not show much predictable media bias, display a balance of articles with left and right biases, or equally balance left and right perspectives.

Center doesn't mean better! A Center media bias rating does not necessarily mean a source is totally unbiased, neutral, perfectly reasonable, or credible, just as Left and Right don't necessarily mean extreme, wrong, unreasonable, or not credible. AllSides encourages people to read outlets across the political spectrum.

Learn more about Center ratings

Details

Ballotpedia provides a digital encyclopedia of detailed information and insight on federal, state and local politics. According to its website, "Ballotpedia is the online encyclopedia of American politics and elections. Our goal is to inform people about politics by providing accurate and objective information about politics at all levels of government. Ballotpedia's articles are 100 percent written by our professional staff and a small group of guest editors. All content written by our guest editors is reviewed and fact-checked by our staff." The company worked with tech giants Amazon and Twitter in separate capacities in 2018 to help provide information about local elections and combat political misinformation on social media. It was founded in 2007 by the Lucy Burns Institute, a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization.

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Community Feedback

Feedback does not determine ratings, but may trigger deeper review.

As of February 2024, people have voted on the AllSides Media Bias Rating for Ballotpedia. On average, those who disagree with our rating think this source has a Center bias.

Confidence Level

Confidence is determined by how many reviews have been applied and consistency of data.

As of February 2024, AllSides has medium confidence in our Center rating for Ballotpedia. An Editorial Review or Blind Bias Survey has affirmed this rating, or multiple reviews have returned differing results. If we perform more bias reviews and gather consistent data, this confidence level will increase.

Ballotpedia Ownership and Funding

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Owner: Lucy Burns Institute

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