CNN Fact Check
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Editorial Review: Jul 2021
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About CNN Fact Check
CNN Fact Check is a fact check source with an AllSides Media Bias Rating™ of Left.
What a "Left" Rating Means
Sources with an AllSides Media Bias Rating of Left display media bias in ways that strongly align with liberal, progressive, or left-wing thought and/or policy agendas. This is our most liberal rating on the political spectrum.Learn more about Left ratings
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CNN’s fact-check section, Facts First, has a Left bias, according to a July 2021 Small Group Editorial Review by AllSides editors on the left, center, and right.
The review found that the page fact-checked right-wing leaders and claims far more than those from the left. Furthermore, it sometimes failed to provide sources for claims, such as when it said Rep. Lauren Boebert was “known for her outspoken right-wing views” without providing a source — an example of an unsubstantiated claim. While Boebert may be well-known for having outspoken right-leaning views, without a source, readers must take the author's word on that description.
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As of March 2023, AllSides has medium confidence in our Left rating for CNN 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.
CNN says its Facts First fact-checking page is an effort to hold “elected officials and candidates accountable by pointing out what’s true and what’s not.”
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