Daily Dot Bias and Reliability


Compare the scores of Daily Dot to other sources on our free Interactive Media Bias Chart. Click Here!

Bias: Skews Left

Reliability: Unreliable, Problematic


Ad Fontes Media rates Daily Dot in the Skews Left category of bias and as Unreliable, Problematic in terms of reliability. Daily Dot is a digital media source that “captures the highs, lows, and weirdness of life online — beyond what’s trending.” Launched in 2011 by a former newspaper journalist, Daily Dot was designed to be the “paper of record” for the Web. Content includes news about topics such as tech, Internet culture, streaming and IRL. The site is based in Austin, Texas, but has staff members across the U.S. and in the United Kingdom.

Overall Score

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

Reliability: 23.85

Bias: -10.40

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
‘I would’ve asked if it was missing a couple zeros’: Worker says boss told him his bonus would be ‘life-changing’—it was $250 -1 33
‘Isn’t that what sales tax is?’: Target customer says she was charged ‘public improvement fee’ on every item she bought 0 40.67
‘I’m all cleaned out today’: Customer says she was asked to tip after being charged $1.35 for Stevia packet after spending $17 on a smoothie -0.33 36.33
Iranians on TikTok Push News About Protester Death Sentences 0 7
‘This manager…she played me like a motherf*cking fiddle’: Ulta employee quits job due to manager, accidentally livestreams her departure meeting 0 27.67
EXCLUSIVE: ‘That’s the picture of him buying a gun’: Uvalde mass shooting suspect bought an AR-15 online last week 0 35.67
Did Oxford Shooter Post a Countdown on Instagram for School Shooting? -0.67 42.33
‘Pastor Parler’: Capitol rioter identified as a youth pastor after video goes viral -8 34.67
Nick Fuentes appeals to Trump: ‘I demand a complete and total pardon of Baked Alaska’ -2.67 33.67
Trump drops lazily plagiarized rebuttal to New York Times’ ‘1619 Project’ -18 27
TikTok Personality Shares Conspiracy Theory About MLK's Death -4.33 24.33
Video: ‘Joann’s Karen’ goes on anti-mask rant in fabric store -5 41
Parler Partially Reappears with Assist from Russian Tech Company -1.33 45.67
Prince Andrew accused of seeking help from Twitter user to discredit his accuser -0.67 42.33
Baker stops deportation of migrant after posting hunger strike online, getting hospitalized -4.33 45.67
Charlie Kirk makes up story about deleting Twitter -9 27.33
Why the Stop Internet Sexual Exploitation Act could be the end of internet porn -18 31
Far-right troll Jack Posobiec suggests alternative to vaccines: vaccines -5.67 30.67
New York issues 2-year moratorium on facial recognition in schools -1.33 45.17
School principal wrote anti-BLM comments and coronavirus conspiracy theories on Facebook -2.33 47.33
Warner Bros. Games head says J.K. Rowling has the right to her transphobic ‘opinions’ -22.67 37
8chan, the Central Hive of Gamergate, Is an Active Pedophile nNetwork -3.33 42

Join over 30,000 others and stay informed on the latest sources added to the Media Bias Chart (and more) by joining our email list!