Forbes Bias and Reliability


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Bias: Middle

Reliability: Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting


Ad Fontes Media rates Forbes in the Middle category of bias and as Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting in terms of reliability. Forbes is a bi-monthly business magazine published in print and online. It publishes 49 global editions in 83 countries and 28 languages. Forbes was founded in 1917 by B.C. Forbes. Integrated Whale Media Investments of Hong Kong purchased 95% of the company in 2014. The remainder is owned by the Forbes family.

Overall Score

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

Reliability: 40.26

Bias: -2.84

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
Trump's Weekend Gaffes: 'Mercedes' For Melania, Accidentally Endorses Biden, And More -14.33 23.67
Jeff Bezos Briefly Overtakes Elon Musk As U.S.’ Richest Person 0 42.33
Fear Of Medical Debt Drives Patients To Skip Care 0 45.67
Ruling That Corporate Transparency Act Is Unconstitutional Could Benefit 65,000 Businesses—Or More 1 46.33
Musk Rages Against ‘Disney’s DEI Gestapo’ And Doubles Down On Crusade -5.33 41.67
Climate Philanthropy For Impact - From Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors 0 44.33
Remote Work Has Stabilized But Its Future Is Uncertain 0 43.33
Brock Bowers Is The Dream NFL Draft Scenario For Indianapolis Colts 0 36
3 Passive Income Ideas For Twitter In 2024 0 36.67
Hidden, Smoking Stars Lurking In The Milky Way Spotted For The First Time 0 44
Lowering a Mortgage Rate With Discount Points May Be Pointless: Freddie Mac Research 0 40
Today’s Wordle #942 Hints, Clues And Answer For Wednesday, January 17th 0 34
Congress Proposes Tax Breaks And Significant Limits On The ERC 1 41.67
Conference Season Just Kicked Off. Here’s How To Make The Most Of It. 0 32
The Unsung Heroines Who Quietly Shaped MLK’s Civil Rights Legacy -6 38.67
Women Student Athletes Allege Title IX Violations At U Of Oregon -2 38.67
Ranked: The 25 Safest Airlines In The World, According To 0 42.67
Madden 24 Continues To Divide Users With Its Approach To Legends 0 32
Tencent And NetEase Stocks Rebound As China Reportedly Ousts Official Behind New Gaming Restrictions 0 44.67
UFC 300: Confirmed Bouts And Potential Fights 0 37
Real Madrid Versus Mallorca Preview: Ancelotti Has Huge Returns To Lineup 0 41
Big Insurers 2024 Medicare Advantage Strategy: Growth By Acquisition 0 38
Staying Sober While Traveling During Dry January 0 36.33
Pop Star And De Soi Co-Founder Katy Perry Says This Is How To Make A Business Successful 0 33
NHL Winter Classic Kraken-Golden Knights And 2024 Stanley Cup Odds 0 42