Bias: Skews Left

Reliability: Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting

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Ad Fontes Media rates BuzzFeed News in the Skews Left category of bias and as Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting in terms of reliability. BuzzFeed News is a news website launched in 2012 that features original reporting and video programs. The platform is a division of BuzzFeed, a news and entertainment company based in New York City. The BuzzFeed News website records 27 million visits per month and has been a finalist for the Pulitzer Award twice.

Overall Score

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

Reliability: 43.04

Bias: -7.80

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
A Roadside Attraction In Georgia Was Bombed After A Far-Right Candidate Promoted Conspiracy Theories About It-7.3338.67
Matthew McConaughey Visited Families Of Uvalde Shooting Victims-535.33
He Was 5'7". After Surgery, He’ll Be 5'10".-2.6742
Everyone Was Surprised By The Senate Passing Permanent Daylight Saving Time. Especially The Senators.042.67
Film Crew Members Say The Alec Baldwin Prop Gun Shooting Fits A Pattern Of Safety Shortfalls They’ve Had To Work Against-537
This TikTok Creator Made A Prestigious Duck Art Contest Go Viral-0.6737.33
Simone Biles Explained Exactly What Happened During Her "Petrifying" Vault After Previously Saying She Could "Literally Die" If It Went Wrong043
Here’s What Researchers Have Discovered So Far About COVID Vaccines And Donated Breast Milk045
An FBI Agent Investigating The Michigan Kidnapping Case Has Been Accused Of Assaulting His Wife042.67
A Musician Saved The Day After TikTok's "Trans Handy Ma'am" Had Dozens Of Videos Muted-842.67
Fencer Alen Hadzic At Olympics Despite Abuse Claims-3.3345.33
COVID-19 And Delta Variant Spread In Congress-144.67
Diehard Britney Spears Fans Are Wondering What's Next After #FreeBritney-0.3338.33
As COVID Continues To Spread, Alabama's Governor Said "It’s Time To Start Blaming The Unvaccinated Folks"-244.33
A Former Sony Employee Says She Was A Diversity “Token.” She’s Suing For Discrimination-9.3338.67
A Group Of Friends Made A Viral TikTok Dance Trend And Now Everyone Is Editing Themselves In033.33
Two Athletes Tested Positive For COVID-19 At The Olympic Village Five Days Ahead Of The Games045.67
January 6 Suspects Repeated Trump Statements-12.3336
The US Is Now Investigating Its Deadly Indian Boarding School System, And Native Americans Are In Dire Need Of Mental Health Support-5.6744.33
Here's The Extremely Broad FOIA Request Tucker Carlson's Producer Filed With The NSA-7.6737
Trump’s Social Media Lawsuits Feature A Mashup Of Arguments Courts Have Already Rejected-5.6744
Here’s Why You Probably Won't Need A Booster Shot Against The Delta Variant Anytime Soon045
An Alleged Capitol Rioter Came Disguised As A Journalist, Prosecutors Say-4.6744
The Biden Administration Will Limit The Detention And Arrest Of Pregnant Immigrants-445.33
Photos Show The Horror And Scale Of The Miami Building Collapse050.67