New York Times Fact Check

AllSides Media Bias Rating™: Lean Left
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The bias meter value for New York Times 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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New York Times Fact Check
New York Times Fact Check
Bias Rating Lean Left
Type Fact Check
Region National
Website nytimes.com/spotlight/fact-checks
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 New York Times Fact Check

New York Times 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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Details

The New York Times 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 New York Times’  fact-checking section was mostly written by author Linda Qiu, who previously worked for Politifact. (AllSides rates Politifact separately).

An editorial review by AllSides staff in July 2021 found NYT’s fact-checking segment aligned with the New York Times’ overall rating of Lean Left because they showed some favor toward left-wing ideas, though they did sometimes fact check both sides. As part of that review, at least one AllSides staff member argued that the fact-check section may deserve a Left rating because the Times tended to review right-leaning ideas and former President Donald Trump more than people or ideas on the left.

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As of January 2023, people have voted on the AllSides Media Bias Rating for New York Times 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 Lean Left rating for New York Times 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.