Daily Mail Bias and Reliability


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Bias: Middle

Reliability: Generally Reliable/Analysis OR Other Issues


Ad Fontes Media rates Daily Mail in the Middle category of bias and as Generally Reliable/Analysis OR Other Issues in terms of reliability. Daily Mail is a daily newspaper in the United Kingdom. Founded in 1896, it is published in London and has been named National Newspaper of the Year eight times by the British Press Awards, in addition to other awards. It is published by Associated Newspapers Ltd., a subsidiary of Daily Mail and General Trust, majority owned by Rothermere Continuation Limited.

Overall Score

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

Reliability: 33.24

Bias: 3.08

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
Biden builds war chest of $117 million as Trump spends $50 million on legal fees: Democrats gloat Republican is 'lighting money on fire' -3 38.33
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American Idol producer Nigel Lythgoe is sued by two women who claim he 'openly swatted and groped their butts' while filming 2003 reality show..after Paula Abdul accused him of sexual assault 0 40.33
Junior doctors stage `unprecedented´ strike - what do I need to know? 0 41.67
Revealed: Kate Middleton's notorious forbear, the 'Unfortunate Countess', had affairs, abortions and married a fraudster. She was even kidnapped! Yet Mary Bowes wound up as a brilliant botanist and di 0 33
Beyonce puts on a busty display as she pairs low-cut white corset and mini skirt for preppy New Year's Eve look 0 33.33
Studio 10 star breaks down in tears as he says his final goodbye to the show ahead of its final episode this week 0 42
More records tumble as China cold snap persists 0 43
Lawson Lovering scores 17 points in Utah's 85-43 rout of Bellarmine 0 40.67
Alert over summer spike in COVID, respiratory illnesses 0 44.33
S.Korea seeks fines on HSBC, BNP for naked short... 0 41.67
Sydney to Hobart fleet's newest boat rolls the dice 0 40
Singapore's Novo Tellus raises $510 mln for third private equity fund 0 41
Mubadala Energy announces major gas discovery in South Andaman 0 42.33
Arcadium set to join ASX200 after Allkem-Livent merger 0 40.33
Shock as Kiwi bird discovered in NZ hen house 0 41.67
Bec Judd takes a VERY cheeky dig at former AFL star husband Chris after backyard cricket game goes awry 0 38
UK's Superdry warns on profit, sending shares to record low 0.67 41.67
Google to pay £553m in antitrust settlement reached... -1.33 43
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Madonna, 65, reveals she was in an induced coma for 48 hours after lung and kidney failure as she thanks her friends and Kabbalah teacher for 'saving her life' 0 40
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Taylor Swift gets a cute nickname from boyfriend Travis Kelce... after she MOVES into the football star's $6M mansion in Kansas City 0 16
Travis Kelce is spotted shopping for ice cream at Trader Joe's as girlfriend Taylor Swift MOVES into the Chiefs star's $6million Kansas City mansion 0 18.33
Taylor Swift moves into Travis Kelce's ultra-private $6million Kansas City mansion for the next few weeks as the pop star takes a break from tour 0 20.67