Bias: Skews Left

Reliability: Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting

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Overall Score

The following are the overall bias and reliability scores for Aol.com according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 44.26

Bias: -10.81

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 URLBiasReliability
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Republicans bring out the big guns in Georgia runoff election, but Trump’s refusal to concede sparks concern-3.3344.67
Carson says he's 'out of the woods' after battling COVID-19-4.6742.67
Utah governor to end one-household-gathering rule before Thanksgiving048
Trump turns on Pfizer over vaccine timing-5.6742.33
Brooklyn official apologizes for not taking COVID-19 precautions at party046
Georgia certifies Biden as state's 2020 winner1.3349.33
Spokesman: Trump's eldest son tests positive for coronavirus047.67
Dwight Howard deletes tweet announcing return to Lakers before agreeing to 76ers deal043.33
Eric Trump calls Jake Tapper 'so angry and smug' after CNN anchor abruptly ends tense interview with his wife Lara-4.3340.33
Trump wants to replace Justice Ginsburg 'without delay'-1.6746.67
Trump questions if 2020 presidential result can ever be accurate-251.67
Adam Schiff urges Trump’s own staff to walk out now while they can-1445.17
Report: Kushner predicted N.Y. would 'suffer' with COVID, and 'that's their problem'-23.6727.33