Weekly Summary for Media Bias Fact Check (3/26/21 – 4/1/21)

This report consists of information, stats, and critical changes made on mediabiasfactcheck.com over the last 7 days. Friday to Thursday.

Top Viewed Source Page: Fox News (8468 views)

Most popular Google Search Term: “Is Forbes Reliable

New sources added: 12

Sources re-reviewed: 12

Changes/Corrections made

On 3/26/2021 Merry Jane, a marijuana advocacy website funded by Snoop Dog was downgraded from High factual to Mixed based on a lack of transparency and the publication of misleading scientific information.

On 3/26/2021 Mondoweiss was moved from Left Biased to Questionable based on the promotion of antisemitic content.

Notable Source Additions

The Glasgow Herald– This source has been pending for 2 years. In our review, we discovered it is the longest-running newspaper in the world, having been founded in 1783. In general, this is a highly credible paper that holds a left-of-center perspective. Ie. They don’t like Boris Johnson. Another interesting fact is they are owned by USA-based Gannett.

Alt-Right TV – This is another source that has been on MBFC’s radar for a while. We really didn’t even want to put this on our website because exposing hate groups misleads Google into thinking we are promoting them. We had no choice but to add them though. People need to know this source is straight from the KKK. If you can’t find MBFC in Google you will know why! By the way, use a good search engine such as DuckDuckGo or even Bing for better search results.

The 19th – is a nonprofit organization and website that serves women, people of color, and the LGBTQ community. The founders are from the left-leaning Texas Tribune. MBFC rates The 19th Left Biased based on editorial positions and advocacy for progressive causes. They also rate them High for factual reporting and credibility.

Brighteon – is a video-sharing website that is owned by Mike Adams of Natural News. Like Natural News the videos uploaded on this website consist of far-right conspiracies and quackery level pseudoscience. It earns the rare distinction of being Very-Low in factual reporting.

The Vaccine Reaction – is an anti-vaccination website published through medical quack Joseph Mercola and the National Vaccine Information Center. In short, they promote anti-vaccination propaganda that has little basis in fact. Not credible.

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