BuzzFeed News Bias and Reliability Overview

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. Ad Fontes Media rates BuzzFeed News in the skews left category of bias and as most reliable in terms of reliability.

Overall Score

A team of analysts at Ad Fontes Media regularly reviews articles and news programs to rate them in terms of bias and reliability. A weighted average of these ratings results in the overall score for the media source.

The bias rating, demonstrated on the Media Bias Chart®️ on the horizontal axis, ranges from most extreme left to neutral 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.

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

Reliability: 43.60

Bias: -7.77

Reliability scores for articles and shows are on a scale of 0-64. Scores above 24 are generally acceptable; scores above 32 are generally good.

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 the most neutral and/or balanced.

Individual Article Scores

The following articles were reviewed by Ad Fontes Media analysts on the basis of reliability and bias. Each article was reviewed by at least three analysts: one conservative, one liberal and one moderate.

The team considers a variety of factors when rating a news article. To determine its reliability score, we consider the article’s veracity, expression, and its headline and graphics. We add each of these scores to the chart on a sliding scale, with the average of those creating the article’s overall reliability score.

To determine an article’s bias score, we consider its language, its political position and how it compares to other stories from other sources on the same topic. We add each of these scores to the chart on a sliding scale, with the average of those creating the article’s overall bias score.

Article URLBiasReliability
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
The Justice Department Is Taking Georgia To Court Over The State’s New Voting Restrictions-447
The EPA Just Announced A $50 Million Push To Help Underserved Communities Tackle Pollution And Get Jobs-7.3348.33
Police Killed A "Good Samaritan" Who Fatally Shot A Gunman Who Had Killed A Cop-1.6746.67
George Floyd's Daughter Told The Judge Sentencing Derek Chauvin How Much She Misses Her Dad-241.33
These Veterans Have Endured Not Having Their Gender-Affirming Surgeries Covered. That’s About To Change.-10.3338.67
4 People Are Dead And 159 Are Still Missing In The Miami Building Collapse048