Bias: Middle

Reliability: Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting

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Overview

Ad Fontes Media rates Atlanta Black Star in the Middle category of bias and as Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting in terms of reliability. Atlanta Black Star is a website “for all people of African descent and everyone who adheres to our culture.” The site presents information in a narrative format “intentionally and specifically to enlighten and transform the world.” Topics include politics, history, entertainment, sports and fashion. Founded in 2012, the website records approximately 16 million visits per month.

Overall Score

The following are the overall bias and reliability scores for Atlanta Black Star according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 45.68

Bias: -4.95

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
‘My African-American Brothers and Sisters’: Fauci Attempts to Calm Concerns of Black Community About COVID-19 Vaccine with Focus on Black Lead Scientist-644.67
Black Former Detective Files Lawsuit Alleging He Was Intentionally Run Over By Rural Kansas Deputy After Running from Traffic Stop: ‘I Ran for My Life’-645.67
Supreme Court Considers Challenge to Convictions Made Under ‘Racist’ Jury Laws That Allowed Defendants to be Convicted Without a Unanimous Vote-545.33
‘This Is a Classic Defense’: Ohio Deputy Who Gunned Down Casey Goodson Has Yet to Submit to Questioning as He Claims Goodson Pointed Gun at Him-5.6744.67
‘Jim Crow Strategy’: Trump Files Lawsuit In Wisconsin Targeting 200,000 Votes In Two Counties with Highest Number of Black Voters-4.6747.33
Biden Nominates Retired Army Gen. Lloyd Austin as Secretary of Defense, Marking the First Time a Black Leader Would Run the Pentagon-148.33
‘Couldn’t Be My Kid’: LeBron James Is Outraged Over Video Showing 9-Year-Old Football Player Being Struck By Coach044.83
He Was Blind, She Was His Reader: The Sweet Love Story Behind the Viral Photo That Thrust a Detroit Couple Into the Spotlight048.67
Michigan Man Who Spent Four Decades In Prison Exonerated After Witness Admits She Fabricated Her Story-1.3348.67
Barack Obama Clarifies ‘Defund the Police’ Comments, Says People Need to be ‘Persuaded’ to Get the ‘Result We Want’-940.33
Boko Haram Claims It Is Behind Last Week’s Kidnapping of Hundreds of Nigerian Schoolboys047
Philadelphia Man Becomes First Black Acceptant Into Groundbreaking Biotech Graduate Program at His University-0.6745.67
Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Neighbors Pen Letter to Prevent Him from Moving to the Private Club, Urge Him to Find Another ‘Lovely’ Estate Elsewhere-5.6742.33
Minnesota Man Sentenced to Life As a Teenager Walks Free After 18 Years As Investigations Find His Murder Conviction Was Tainted-2.6743.67
Kentucky AG Admits Homicide Charges Were Never Presented Shortly After Agreeing to Release Breonna Taylor Grand Jury Recordings-7.3348