Washington Post Fact Check
How we determined this rating:
Editorial Review: Jul 2021
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- AllSides has medium confidence in this bias rating.
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About Washington Post Fact Check's Bias Rating
Washington Post Fact Check is a fact check source with an AllSides Media Bias Rating™ of Lean Left.
What a "Lean Left" Rating Means
Sources with an AllSides Media Bias Rating of Lean Left display media bias in ways that moderately align with liberal, progressive, or left-wing thought and/or policy agendas. A Lean Left bias is a moderately liberal rating on the political spectrum.Learn more about Lean Left ratings
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Washington Post Fact Check Rated Lean Left in July 2021 Small Group Editorial Review
The Washington Post displays fact-checking on a page called the Fact Checker by Glenn Kessler. The Post says it aims to find the truth behind “the statements of political figures regarding issues of great importance, be they national, international or local.” They rate claims using the “Pinocchio Test,” a scale from one to four, with four being the biggest lie.
The July 2021 review by AllSides found The Fact Checker was in line with the Washington Post’s Lean Left bias rating. It showed story choice bias by choosing to focus on issues commonly considered important to the political left, such as police funding and claims made by former President Donald Trump.
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As of September 2023, people have voted on the AllSides Media Bias Rating for Washington Post Fact Check. On average, those who disagree with our rating think this source has a Lean Left bias.
Confidence LevelConfidence is determined by how many reviews have been applied and consistency of data.
As of September 2023, AllSides has medium confidence in our Lean Left rating for Washington Post Fact Check. 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.