Poynter Fact Check

AllSides Media Bias Rating™: Center
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How we determined this rating:

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

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Type Fact Check
Region National
Website poynter.org/media-news/fact-checking
What a Center Bias Rating Means

The source either does not show much media bias, displays a balance of articles with left and right biases, or equally balances left and right perspectives in its reporting.

Center doesn't mean better! A Center media bias rating does not necessarily mean a source is totally unbiased, neutral, perfectly reasonable, or credible, just as Left and Right don't necessarily mean extreme, wrong, unreasonable, or not credible. AllSides encourages people to read outlets across the political spectrum.

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About Poynter Fact Check 's Bias Rating

Poynter Fact Check is a fact check source with an AllSides Media Bias Rating™ of Center.

What a "Center" Rating Means

Sources with an AllSides Media Bias Rating of Center either do not show much predictable media bias, display a balance of articles with left and right biases, or equally balance left and right perspectives.

Center doesn't mean better! A Center media bias rating does not necessarily mean a source is totally unbiased, neutral, perfectly reasonable, or credible, just as Left and Right don't necessarily mean extreme, wrong, unreasonable, or not credible. AllSides encourages people to read outlets across the political spectrum.

Learn more about Center ratings

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Poynter Fact Check Rated Center in July 2021 Small Group Editorial Review

Poynter's fact check section has a Center bias, according to a July 2021 Small Group Editorial Review by AllSides editors on the left, center, and right.

Poynter posted a variety of fact-check pieces, including fact-checks from Politifact and its newsletter, Factually, in which it compiles fact-checks. The review by AllSides staff in July 2021 found that this page aligned with Poynter’s bias rating of Center.

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Community Feedback

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

As of February 2024, people have voted on the AllSides Media Bias Rating for Poynter 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 2024, AllSides has medium confidence in our Center rating for Poynter 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.

Additional Information

The nonprofit Poynter Institute for Media Studies owns PolitiFact, which AllSides rates separately. 

Poynter not only has a fact-checking site, but launched the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) in 2015. The IFCN created a code of principles that fact-checking sites can commit to, including transparency of funding and commitment to non-partisanship. The IFCN audits and monitors these fact-checking sites to assure they are following the principles.

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