Reuters Fact Check
How we determined this rating:
Editorial Review: Jul 2021
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- AllSides has medium confidence in this bias rating.
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About Reuters Fact Check
Reuters 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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Reuters Fact Check Rated Center in July 2021 Small Group Editorial Review
Reuters’ fact check section has a Center bias, though there may be some evidence of Lean Left bias, according to a July 2021 Small Group Editorial Review by AllSides editors on the left, center, and right.
The July 2021 review found that the fact-checking section of Reuters had minimal partisan language and diligent use of sources.
There was some evidence of a slight Lean Left bias, such as this article in which Reuters attempts to fact-check an opinion by adding more context. However, we did not necessarily identify a clear pattern of this because much of Reuters’ content is focused on international issues, not just U.S. politics, and our team is U.S.-based.
Community FeedbackFeedback does not determine ratings, but may trigger deeper review.
As of March 2023, people have voted on the AllSides Media Bias Rating for Reuters Fact Check. On average, those who disagree with our rating think this source has a Lean Left bias.
Confidence LevelConfidence is determined by how many reviews have been applied and consistency of data.
As of March 2023, AllSides has medium confidence in our Center rating for Reuters 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.
Reuters’ fact-checking page is run by its editorial department. Its stated primary goal is “fact-check[ing] visual material and claims posted on social media.”
Reuters is a signatory of the code of principles from the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN), created by Poynter.
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