ABC News Bias and Reliability


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Bias: Middle

Reliability: Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting


Ad Fontes Media rates ABC News (website) in the Middle category of bias and as Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting in terms of reliability. ABC News (website) is the news division of the American Broadcasting Company, part of Walt Disney Television. Founded in 1945, it is headquartered in New York City.

Overall Score

The following are the overall bias and reliability scores for ABC News (website) according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 45.47

Bias: -3.31

Panels of analysts from Ad Fontes Media regularly review representative sample content to rate it for reliability and bias. Each panel of analysts comprises one left-leaning, one right-leaning, and one center-leaning analyst.

The team considers a variety of factors when rating content. To determine its reliability score, we consider the content’s veracity, expression, its title/headline, and graphics. We add each of these scores to the chart on a weighted scale, with the average of those creating the sample content’s overall reliability score.

To determine sample content’s bias score, we consider its language, its political position, and how it compares to other reporting or analysis from other sources on the same topic. We add each of these scores to the chart on a weighted scale, with the average of those creating the content’s overall bias score.

The bias rating, demonstrated on the Media Bias Chart®️ on the horizontal axis, ranges from most extreme left to middle to most extreme right. The reliability rating, demonstrated on the chart’s vertical axis, rates sources on a scale from original fact reporting to analysis, opinion, propaganda and inaccurate/fabricated information.

Reliability scores for articles and shows are on a scale of 0-64. Scores above 40 are generally good; scores below 24 are generally problematic. Scores between 24-40 indicate a range of possibilities, with some sources falling there because they are heavy in opinion and analysis, and some because they have a high variation in reliability between articles.

Bias scores for articles and shows are on a scale of -42 to +42, with higher negative scores being more left, higher positive scores being more right, and scores closer to zero being minimally biased, equally balanced, or exhibiting a centrist bias.

Individual Content Sample Scores

These are the most recent content samples that Ad Fontes Media analysts have rated for this source.

Content Sample URL Bias Reliability 0 45.67
Mike Hoffman scores 2 goals as San Jose Sharks beat St. Louis Blues 5-1 0 42.33
At talks on cutting plastics pollution, plastics credits are on the table. What are they? -3 46
At a Global South summit, Modi urges leaders to unite against challenges 0 43.33
Live updates | With communications down, UNRWA warns there will be no aid deliveries across Rafah 0 51.67
Video Dawn Porter talks about showing a new side of Lady Bird Johnson 0 42.33
British Foreign Secretary David Cameron meets Zelenskyy in first overseas visit 0 43.33
Their families wiped out, grieving Palestinians in Gaza ask why 0 46.67
Germany raids properties linked to group suspected of promoting Iranian ideology 0 45
Video Growing truancy crisis grows In America's classrooms -0.33 55.33
D'Angelo Russell leads the Lakers to a 134-107 win over Memphis in the In-Season Tournament 0 42.67
Israeli forces raid Gaza's largest hospital, where hundreds of patients are stranded by fighting 0 46.33
Nikola Jokic scores 32, Nuggets win 111-108 to keep the Clippers winless with James Harden 0 43.67
Asian economies must ramp up wind and solar power to keep global warming under 1.5C, report says -6.33 44
Britain’s highest court rules Wednesday on the government's plan to send asylum-seekers to Rwanda -1.67 45
Illegal border crossings into US drop in October after a 3-month streak of increases 0 43.33
Biden and Xi will meet Wednesday for talks managing fraught US-China relations 0 47.67 0 46.33 0 44.33 0 45.33
Helicopters drop water on Oahu wildfire for 2nd day -0.33 44 0 41.67 0 42.67
The auto workers' strike enters its 4th week. The union president urges members to keep up the fight -2 44.67
Russia launches more drone attacks as Zelenskyy travels to a European forum -2.33 45.67

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