BGR Bias and Reliability


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Bias: Middle

Reliability: Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting

Overall Score

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

Reliability: 40.79

Bias: -3.60

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
Netflix’s trailer for Lift looks like the start of a Kevin Hart action franchise 0 40.67
Logic Pro for iPad gets first major update, also available for Mac 0 40.67
These bizarre tube-shaped animals are immortal, and now scientists know why 0 39.67
This red flag may tell you if someone hacked into your Facebook account 0 40.67
Here’s when your new $1,400 stimulus check might arrive -7.67 37.67
Finally, a prediction from Dr. Fauci that won’t depress you -1 42
Biden just made face masks mandatory in each of these places -2 43.67
Stimulus check update: When will you get the $1,400 that Biden promised? -8 39.67
This is the most dangerous thing about coronavirus vaccines -1.33 43
Organic meats may be better for the animals, but not the planet -3.67 39.33
Conservatives are screaming at the GOP to pass $2,000 stimulus checks -3 34.67
Here’s why $2,000 stimulus checks could happen after January 3rd -3.33 38.33
The UK coronavirus mutation’s unexpected weakness can help the world contain it 0 48.33
Dr. Fauci finally said it – COVID vaccines might be mandatory for some people -2.33 44
The number one most selfish state in the US makes perfect sense -0.67 35
Walmart+ killed one of its worst features to compete with Amazon Prime 1 44
Apple banned an iPhone app that was promoting secret pandemic parties -3.33 41.33
China’s plans to control the weather just got a huge boost -2 43.67
If you live in one of these 20 states, the minimum wage is about to increase -6.67 45
Flat Earthers tried to sail to the edge of the world… and you can totally guess how it went 0.67 29.67
How long does it take before you get coronavirus immunity from a vaccine? 0.67 46
Dr. Fauci said something about America’s coronavirus outbreaks that no one wants to hear -2 40.33