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About Prager University's Bias Rating
Prager University is a think tank / policy group source with an AllSides Media Bias Rating™ of Right.
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AllSides gives PragerU a Right media bias rating. Commentators that appear in its videos include prominent conservatives such as Ben Shapiro, Candace Owens, Michelle Malkin, and Larry Elder.
Prager University is transparent about its bias. In a published May 2021 email exchange PragerU had with NewsGuard, Adrienne Johnson, PragerU Chief of Staff, stated, "PragerU doesn't claim to be a news source at all. PragerU is a source of conservative education on topics through an ideological perspective that your Newsguard [sic] team (and the mainstream media) may simply disagree with."
PraguerU is an American nonprofit organization that creates videos on various political, economic and philosophical topics from a conservative perspective. The university was created by conservative Dennis Prager, an American syndicated talk show host, to teach fundamental concepts. PragerU is not an academic institution, does not hold classes, and does not grant certifications or diplomas.
PragerU videos often decry socialism, big government policies, and modern progressive ideology. Some videos include: Government Can't Fix Healthcare, Why Don't Feminists Fight for Muslim Women?, How Socialism Ruined My Country, War on Boys, Facts Don't Care About Your Feelings, Why I Left the Left, and Playing the Black Card.
In September 2023, the Oklahoma Department of Education was criticized by Democrats for partnering with PragerU to provide educational materials for students.
PragerU has been vocal in its claims that big tech companies, including Google, Facebook and YouTube, are censoring or demonetizing conservative content. In August 2018, PragerU claimed it was being "heavily censored" by Facebook. PragerU posted a screenshot of its Facebook analytics showing nine PragerU videos posted to its Facebook page — which has millions of followers — reached almost zero people, while two videos were deleted altogether. Facebook apologized, and AllSides found this story was only covered by media outlets on the right.
In October 2023, PragerU released a video criticizing NewsGuard, a company that provides media credibility scores, claiming its true role is to censor and miscredit any information Big Pharma companies and the government do not approve of, citing NewsGuard's contracts with the Department of Defense, the WHO, and national teachers union the American Federation of Teachers. It also noted NewsGuard and Pfizer share the same PR firm, Interpublic Group. PragerU called NewsGuard the "political elite's tool for censorship."
In October 2017, PragerU sued Google and YouTube for "unlawfully censoring its educational videos and discriminating against its right to freedom of speech." The lawsuit cited over 50 PragerU videos that were “restricted” or “demonetized” by Google and YouTube. A judge threw out the case.
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As of March 2024, AllSides has high confidence in our Right rating for Prager University. Two or more bias reviews have affirmed this rating or the source is transparent about bias.