Washington Post Fact Check

AllSides Media Bias Rating™: Lean Left
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The bias meter value for Washington Post Fact Check is -2. -6 is the furthest "Left" value and 6 is the furthest "Right" value.
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Lean Left What does this mean?

How we determined this rating:

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

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Washington Post Fact Check
Washington Post Fact Check
Bias Rating Lean Left
Type Fact Check
Region National
Website washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker
What a Lean Left Bias Rating Means

The source displays media bias in ways that moderately align with liberal, progressive, or left-wing thought and/or policy agendas.

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About Washington Post Fact Check

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.

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Washington Post Fact Check Rated Lean Left in July 2021 Small Group Editorial Review

The Washington Post fact check section has a Lean Left bias, according to a July 2021 Small Group Editorial Review by AllSides editors on the left, center, and right. 

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.

The Washington Post Fact-Checkers has signed on to the code of principles set forth by the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN), created by Poynter.

Click here to see our overall rating for the Washington Post. 

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Community Feedback

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

As of December 2022, 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 Level

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

As of December 2022, AllSides has medium confidence in our Lean Left rating for Washington Post 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.

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