Bias: Middle

Reliability: Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting

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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-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.

Overall Score

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

Reliability: 43.67

Bias: -3.27

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 URLBiasReliability
Microsoft Promises Public Investigation Into Sexual Harassment Policies043.67
Robert F. Kennedy Assassin Sirhan Sirhan Denied Parole046.33
Biden To Meet With Manchin, Sinema In Last-Ditch Bid For Voting Rights Bill-1.6747
Online Order Cancelled? That’s Because Retailers May Have No Clue Where The Item Is043.33
700,000 Self-Employed Disabled Workers - Thousands Could Become Successful Entrepreneurs-4.6737
Biden’s Response To Omicron Covid Variant Underscores Best Practices For Managing A Crisis-1136.33
New Facebook Whistleblower Reportedly Alleges It Ignored Hate Speech044.67
Lego Pledges To Remove Gender Bias And Harmful Stereotypes From Its Toys-2.2548
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