NPR Fact Check

AllSides Media Bias Rating™: Lean Left
445/517
The bias meter value for NPR Fact Check is -2. -6 is the furthest "Left" value and 6 is the furthest "Right" value.
-2
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.

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

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NPR Fact Check
NPR Fact Check
Bias Rating Lean Left
Type Fact Check
Region National
Website npr.org
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 NPR Fact Check

NPR Fact Check is a fact check source with an AllSides Media Bias Rating™ of Lean Left.

NPR fact checks political figures and their claims. Along with standard fact checks, NPR also annotates important speeches. 

NPR’s editors and reporters write the fact checks.

AllSides also rates NPR's online written news and opinion/editorial content separately.

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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Bias Reviews

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

July 2021 Editorial Review: Lean Left Bias

NPR’s fact-checking element has a Lean Left bias rating, according to a July 2021 Small Group Editorial Review by AllSides editors on the left, center, and right. 

We determined that NPR’s fact-checking had a different media bias rating than NPR’s online news. Thus, we rated it separately. 

NPR was reliable in citing sources and mainly used objective language. However, we found significant evidence of Lean Left bias in story choice. NPR focused much of its fact-checking on the political right instead of the left. Specifically, it monitored former President Donald Trump closely. 

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Community Feedback

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

As of February 2023, people have voted on the AllSides Media Bias Rating for NPR 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 February 2023, AllSides has medium confidence in our Lean Left rating for NPR 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.