The Dispatch Fact Check

AllSides Media Bias Rating™: Center
172/144
Center What does this mean?

How we determined this rating:

  • Editorial Review: Jul 2021
  • Community Feedback:   ratings
  • AllSides has medium confidence in this bias rating.

Unless otherwise noted, this bias rating refers only to online news coverage, not TV, print, or radio content.

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The Dispatch Fact Check
The Dispatch Fact Check
Bias Rating Center
Type Fact Check
Region National
Website factcheck.thedispatch.com
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 The Dispatch Fact Check

The Dispatch Fact Check is a fact check 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

Bias Reviews

We use multiple methods to analyze sources. Learn how we rate media bias.

July 2021 Editorial Review: Center Bias 

The Dispatch Fact Check has a Center bias rating, according to a July 2021 Small Group Editorial Review by AllSides editors on the left, center, and right. 

The Dispatch Fact Check is a section of The Dispatch, a digital news website founded in 2019. We determined the fact check section had a media bias rating different from the overall website, and thus we rated it separately. 

The Dispatch Fact Check displayed balanced story choice, as it fact-checked the right and left equally. It was also consistent in citing its sources and rarely used partisan language. This evidence suggested a Center bias rating. 

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Community Feedback

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

As of January 2023, people have voted on the AllSides Media Bias Rating for The Dispatch Fact Check. On average, those who disagree with our rating think this source has a Lean Left bias.

Confidence Level

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

As of January 2023, AllSides has medium confidence in our Center rating for The Dispatch Fact Check. Two bias reviews have 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.

Additional Information

The Dispatch Fact Check’s stated goal is “to identify and correct errors of fact, misstatements, misinformation and outright disinformation”  because they are a “detriment of our national discourse.” 

It receives its fact-check suggestions from staff and readers. It also recognizes that sometimes “one ‘side’ of the political spectrum is more in the news than others” and makes an effort to keep its page balanced.

The Dispatch Fact Check is a signatory to the code of principles set forth by the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN), created by Poynter

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