MediaBias Ratings

MediaBias Ratings

MediaBias Ratings

Founded in 2015

MBFC is a web-based platform that produces media bias ratings based on a website's level and direction of bias, and also identifies questionable and conspiracy sources.

MediaBias Ratings is not affiliated with RAND. It was selected for this database because it fits our researchers' inclusion criteria.

Tool type
Credibility scoring
Fully operational
Intended users
General public
Tool focus
This tool is content-focused. It directly evaluates information, such as the authenticity of a photo.
Method or technology
Human implementation
Is the tool automated?
Founding organization
Founder/primary contact
Dave Van Zandt

How is this tool working to address disinformation?

This tool works to counter disinformation by providing users with more information about source bias, allowing them to make informed decisions and to seek out objective information.

Is there a connection with tech platforms?

None found

Who is funding the tool?

Information not available

Are there external evaluations?

None found

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