Bias: Middle

Reliability: Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting

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Overview

Ad Fontes Media rates British Broadcasting Corporation in the Middle category of bias and as Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting in terms of reliability. British Broadcasting Corporation (British Broadcasting Corporation) is a public broadcasting service based in London. It publishes news on television, radio and online in more than 40 languages. Established in 1922 by a royal charter, the BBC is primarily funded by a license fee paid by households in the United Kingdom.

Overall Score

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

Reliability: 46.18

Bias: -2.72

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
Uvalde: US to review police response to Texas school shooting-6.6743.67
Monkeypox: Time to worry or one to ignore?045.67
How our daily travel harms the planet-6.6740.33
Arizona man arrested after dogs, cats and snakes found in home freezer047
Great Barrier Reef: Australia confirms new mass bleaching event046.33
Johnny Depp lawyers say Amber Heard giving 'performance of her life'-144.67
MPs vote to keep at-home abortion service-6.3344
Vietnam to enforce two-child rule045.67
George Floyd: How are African-Americans treated under the law?-545
Why has Russia invaded Ukraine and what does Putin want?046.67
US accuses China of 'serious harm' to workers through trade047.33
Digital divide: What is it and how does it affect home learning?048.67
Ukraine war: Evacuations 'extremely difficult' amid shelling046.33
US to ban Russian diamond and vodka imports-0.6747.33
Transgender children: Texas plan to probe parents halted-2.3344.67
Republican senators pressure Biden to transfer fighter jets to Ukraine-1.6745.33
Ukraine: Amateurs dig in to fight Russian troops from Kyiv forests050
Germans welcome Ukrainian refugees by train: 'It could have been us'049.33
A paradise with too many palm trees-1.3347
The 1971 western that celebrated male intimacy-1234.33
Ahmaud Arbery: What you need to know about the case049.33
Amazon deforestation: Record high destruction of trees in January046
Planting trees doesn’t always help with climate change-341.75
Trudeau slams 'unacceptable' protests as police warn truckers045.67
US National Archives requests legal probe of Trump over handling of documents-2.3345
White House left behind as states drop Covid rules046.33
Eileen Gu: US-China tension is trickiest slope for Olympic free skier-3.6743
'Don't Say Gay': Biden denounces 'hateful' new Florida bill-11.3340
Whoopi Goldberg slammed for saying Holocaust not about race046.33
Ahmaud Arbery: Hate crime plea deal rejected by US judge in murder case047.67
Freedom Convoy: Trudeau calls trucker protest an 'insult to truth'046
Wordle: New York Times buys popular word game047
Family wants no contact with accused US IS member047
Ukraine: Western leaders declare unity against Russia threat044
Africa Cup of Nations: Deadly crush reported at Cameroon stadium047
Birthday celebration for PM sparks new party row042.33
Australian Open: Nadal leads, Shapovalov takes third set - text updates045.67
Taylor Swift calls out Damon Albarn over songwriting comments043.33
Rust shooting: Alec Baldwin turns phone over to investigators043.33
Jailed 'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli ordered to repay $64m044.33
Tesla starts accepting once-joke cryptocurrency Dogecoin043.67
Man who had pig heart transplant was guilty of 1988 stabbing042.67
US man who faked death found alive in Glasgow046
Great Barrier Reef has lost half of its corals since 1995-4.3343.67
Migrants continue to cross Channel as Priti Patel meets counterpart-144.67
Irish population tops 5m for first time since 1851 census042.67
Afghanistan: Life in Kabul after the Taliban victory046
Afghanistan: US takes control of Kabul airport to evacuate staff046.33
Covid: Delta variant spreads globally as cases soar047
Serial killer on death row Rodney Alcala dies of natural causes047.67
R. Kelly accused of abusing teenage boy he met in McDonald's045.67
LA man who mocked Covid-19 vaccines dies of virus-442.33
MLB's Cleveland Indians drop controversial name-3.6744
A weekend in America: Shootings in Washington spotlight growing problem-542.33
Surfside tower collapse: No sign of final victim as Miami search ends046.67
Why the US is launching a $300 monthly child benefit-6.6744.33
The Broadway dancer whose lockdown business bloomed-1.6745.33
Covid misinformation on Facebook is killing people - Biden045.67
Canada's vaccination rate overtakes US048
Daca: Obama programme for child migrants ruled illegal045
A question of faith: Biden, Catholicism and the presidency-2.6740.33
Chancellor Rishi Sunak hints at ruling out 8% pension rise-4.3345
UK economic growth slows in May046.33
White House defends role in Hunter Biden art sale0.6745.33
Swedish Coop supermarkets shut due to US ransomware cyber-attack045
US jobs growth picks up speed amid reopening-2.3344.67
France investigates retailers over China forced labour claims-346
Europe migrant crisis: Boat sinks off Tunisia drowning 43044.33
British Jews' fear and defiance amid record monthly anti-Semitism reports-2.6746.67
Miami building collapse: Demolition date brought forward047.67
Is there bad news for Biden in Alaska?-6.3340.67
Boeing 737 cargo jet ditches into sea off Honolulu, Hawaii047
Boy Scouts of America: $850m deal agreed over sexual abuse claims047
Statues of Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II torn down in Canada-4.6742.33
LAX: Man jumps from plane after trying to access cockpit046.67
Covid quarantine hotels: Women say they were sexually harassed by guards041.67
Sir Richard Branson gains licence for commercial spaceflights042.67
Florida building collapse: Report from 2018 warned of 'major damage'045.33
Nike boss defends firm’s business in China044
Orlando shooting: Biden designates Pulse nightclub national memorial site-2.3346.67
Covid: NSW sees 30 new Covid cases as Sydney locks down047.67
Hot air balloon crash kills five in Albuquerque, New Mexico049.33
George Floyd murder: Derek Chauvin sentenced to over 22 years048.67
Miami building collapse: 159 missing, officials say049.67
UFO report: US finds no explanation for sightings049.67
How US police training compares with the rest of the world-5.3345
Kamala Harris visits US border amid migrant crisis144.33
Life in lockdown: The pandemic through our eyes049
Troubled US teens left traumatised by tough love camps045
Arizona police shoot driver who crashed into charity bike ride046
Iran election: Israel PM warns world of Ebrahim Raisi-143.33
Arizona recount: Why Republicans are still tallying votes-640
Tulsa massacre: The search for victims, 100 years on-0.6748
Portland riots: Police crowd-control team resigns after officer indicted047
Harriet Tubman: Biden moves to put anti-slavery activist on $20 bill-0.3347.33
Lina Khan: The 32-year-old taking on Big Tech-248
Abortion rights: US Catholic bishops face clash with Biden-4.6744.33
Mike Pence: Hecklers brand ex-VP 'traitor' at conservative conference-1.3347
G7 summit: Biden says America is back at the table-0.6744.67
Reality Winner: US ex-NSA contractor and leaker released from prison048