Forbes Bias and Reliability Overview

Forbes is a bi-weekly business magazine published in print and online. It publishes 40 global editions, with print subscriptions totaling more than 6 million, and its website recording 142 million visits monthly. Forbes was founded in 1917 by B.C. Forbes and is now led by editor-in-chief Steve Forbes. Ad Fontes Media rates Forbes in the middle 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 Forbes’ overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 43.74

Bias: -3.04

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
Tokyo Olympics: China Off To Strong Start With Three Gold Medals On First Day045
Women’s Beach Volleyball Match Is The First Covid-19 Cancellation Of The Olympics045
Political Storm Swirls Around Britain’s Refugee Surge045.67
Gensler’s Political Start At The SEC Aids Allies, Could Harm Investors045.33
Christine Blasey Ford’s Lawyers, Senators Slam FBI’s ‘Politically Constrained’ 2018 Investigation Into Brett Kavanaugh After New Details Emerge045.33
China Bans For-Profit Tutoring In Reforms Aimed At Boosting The Birth Rate045.67
Covid Hospitalizations Tick Up Across U.S. Due To Delta Variant — These 17 States Are Leading The Way047
Tennis Star Coco Gauff Tests Positive For Covid-19—Becoming Latest Athlete Forced Out Of Tokyo Olympics044.67
Ted Cruz Claims Biden Admin Is Trampling ‘Free Speech’ By Pushing Social Media Sites To Remove Vaccine Misinformation-4.6744.33
'Hell Yeah I Would Leave': Lindsey Graham Suggests Republicans Copy Texas Democrats, Flee Washington To Block Infrastructure Vote044
Covid Hospitalizations Rise Nationwide Amid Delta Surge — Especially In These States046
Biden Expected To Announce Date When U.S. Travel Ban Will End “In The Next Several Days”044
Declining Vaccine Efficacy—Particularly Among Older Individuals—Prompting Pfizer’s Emergency Booster Request, Former FDA Chief Says-0.6742.67
Trump Finds Himself Increasingly At Odds With Allies When It Comes To Vaccines-541
Crowds Fill U.S. Capitol Grounds As Post-Riot Fencing Is Dismantled After Six Months-2.6745
Miami Condo Collapse: Death Toll Climbs To 90-0.6745
GOP Lawmakers Filmed Saying They Would Be ‘Dead Meat’ Without Manchin And Sinema642
The Wuhan Lab Leak Hypothesis Is A Conspiracy Theory, Not Science-3.6744
In Arizona’s Bizarre Election Audit, Ballots Are Being Checked For Bamboo And Election Chief Has Been Assigned Protection-642.83
Meghan Markle And Prince Harry’s Popularity Tumbles In U.K. After Oprah Interview—But Surges In The U.S., Polls Show037
‘We All Got Played’: QAnon Followers Implode After Big Moment Never Comes-348
‘Derelict In His Duty’: Senate Republicans Warm To Convicting Trump As Trial Looms-4.547.5
D.C. Mayor Orders Curfew As Trump Supporters Storm Capitol Building049.33
Psychedelic Drugs Can Improve Quality Of Life - And Death - For Older Adults-345
Notes From The Cutting Edge: Israeli Researcher Dedi Meiri On Cannabis, Alzheimer’s And Dementia-347.33