Truth or Fiction
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Editorial Review: Jun 2021
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About Truth or Fiction
Truth or Fiction is a fact check source with an AllSides Media Bias Rating™ of Lean Left.
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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.Learn more about Lean Left ratings
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June 2021 Editorial Review: Truth or Fiction Moved to Lean Left
Truth or Fiction was moved to a Lean Left rating following a June 2021 Small Group Editorial Review by AllSides editors on the left, center, and right. Truth or Fiction was previously rated Center.
During the review, we saw numerous instances of Truth or Fiction’s left-leaning bias. First, we noted that they focused the majority of their political fact-checks on Republicans or right-leaning claims. Next, we found the use of subjective qualifiers such as “far right host’s” and “attention-seeking conspiracy theorists,” seen in article previews, as well as naming Critical Race Theory the right’s “boogeyman.” They also included fact-checks on personal interpretations. Finally, there were clear instances, such as this article on Critical Race Theory, in which Truth or Fiction moved away from fact-checking and instead defended left-leaning ideas.
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As of March 2023, people have voted on the AllSides Media Bias Rating for Truth or Fiction . On average, those who disagree with our rating think this source has a Lean Left bias.
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As of March 2023, AllSides has low or initial confidence in our Lean left rating for Truth or Fiction . If we perform more bias reviews and gather consistent data, this confidence level will increase.
TruthOrFiction.com (or TruthOrFiction.org) is a "mythbusting" website about urban legends, Internet rumors, e-mail forwards, and other stories of unknown or questionable origin. TruthOrFiction.com was founded by the late Rich Buhler, who was also known as the "Father of Modern Christian Talk Radio" at KBRT. The topics are researched by TruthOrFiction's staff, and rated "Truth" (if true), or "Fiction" (if untrue). When the accuracy is not known with certainty, the stories are rated "Unproven," "Disputed," "Reported to be Truth" or "Reported to be Fiction." Partially true stories are rated "Truth & Fiction," "Truth But Inaccurate Details," or similar.