Axios Bias and Reliability


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Bias: Middle

Reliability: Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting


Ad Fontes Media rates Axios in the Middle category of bias and as Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting in terms of reliability. Axios is a news website launched in 2017 by three journalists who believed a transformation was needed in online media. Information is presented in very brief news articles on subjects such as technology, science, health, environment, politics and sports.

Overall Score

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

Reliability: 43.95

Bias: -4.07

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 -7.33 40.33 -0.67 40.33 0 42 -1.33 40.33 0 39.67
America's "backache" economy: Things could be lots worse 0 41
Lachlan Murdoch drops defamation suit against Aussie website Crikey 0 42
Axios Finish Line: Normal America -2.33 35.67
Global balance of population and power is shifting 0 42.67
Biden moves toward launch of 2024 campaign 0 39.33
Tennessee House GOP expels 2 Democratic lawmakers -2 42
Biden 2024 budget proposal: What's inside the plan to fund Medicare -5.33 40.33
Eli Lilly caps insulin prices at $35 a month -2.67 43.33
Susan Wojcicki to step down as YouTube CEO 0 43.67
Meta's Trump invite hangs a cloud over Truth Social -2 42.67
Trump, attorneys sanctioned over $937,000 for allegedly abusing court -3.67 46.67
Southwest's meltdown could end up being good for travelers 0 44.67
Arrival of 300 migrants prompts closure of national park -1.33 45
Border surge diverts ICE away from internal raids and deportations 0 43.33
Biden pardons six who served sentences for drug, alcohol crimes 0 45
All the transcripts the Jan. 6 committee has released so far 0 46
Medical bills heading to dispute resolution far more often than anticipated 0 43
Tesla stock plunges as investors punish Elon Musk 0 42.67
China travel increases as COVID restrictions are lifted 0 43.67
Defensive legend J.J. Watt announces NFL retirement 0 40.67


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