Daily Dot Bias and Reliability Overview

Daily Dot is a digital media source that focuses on “Internet culture and life online.” 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. The website records approximately 5.7 million visits per month. Ad Fontes Media rates Daily Dot in the skews left category of bias and as mixed reliability 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 Daily Dot’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 36.99

Bias: -12.48

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
‘Pastor Parler’: Capitol rioter identified as a youth pastor after video goes viral-834.67
Nick Fuentes appeals to Trump: ‘I demand a complete and total pardon of Baked Alaska’-2.6733.67
Trump drops lazily plagiarized rebuttal to New York Times’ ‘1619 Project’-1827
TikTok Personality Shares Conspiracy Theory About MLK's Death-4.3324.33
Video: ‘Joann’s Karen’ goes on anti-mask rant in fabric store-541
Parler Partially Reappears with Assist from Russian Tech Company-1.3345.67
Prince Andrew accused of seeking help from Twitter user to discredit his accuser-0.6742.33
Baker stops deportation of migrant after posting hunger strike online, getting hospitalized-4.3345.67
Charlie Kirk makes up story about deleting Twitter-927.33
Why the Stop Internet Sexual Exploitation Act could be the end of internet porn-1831
Far-right troll Jack Posobiec suggests alternative to vaccines: vaccines-5.6730.67
New York issues 2-year moratorium on facial recognition in schools-1.3345.17
School principal wrote anti-BLM comments and coronavirus conspiracy theories on Facebook-2.3347.33
Warner Bros. Games head says J.K. Rowling has the right to her transphobic ‘opinions’-22.6737
8chan, the Central Hive of Gamergate, Is an Active Pedophile nNetwork-3.3342