Bias: Middle

Reliability: Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting

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Overview

Ad Fontes Media rates Foreign Policy in the Middle category of bias and as Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting in terms of reliability. Foreign Policy is a magazine and website founded in 1970 to give an alternative voice to America’s role in the Vietnam War. It focuses on global affairs, domestic and international policy, and international news/opinion. The magazine circulates to more than 40,000, and the website records more than 4 million visits per month. Foreign Policy is part of Graham Holdings Company, formerly The Washington Post Co.

Overall Score

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

Reliability: 42.69

Bias: -2.89

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.

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Myanmar Pressure Campaign Stalls at the United Nations047.67
Biden Struggles on Israeli-Palestinian Flare-Up-1.6743.67
What AMLO Really Thinks About Biden042
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Indigenous Nations Battle to Secure Borders, Funds Amid Pandemic-349.67
Pompeo’s Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia Were Legal—but Heightened Risks of Civilian Casualties in Yemen-2.3345.67
Biden’s China Policy Can’t Help but Be Incoherent836.33
The World’s Most Technologically Sophisticated Genocide Is Happening in Xinjiang-0.3343.67
U.S. Closes Chinese Consulate in Houston Amid Surge in Chinese Espionage Cases-145.33
Australia Is Having a Strategic Revolution, and It’s All About China2.2543.25
Why Did Trump Shut Down China’s Houston Consulate?-4.6737.33
Trump Mulls Withholding Aid to Ethiopia Over Controversial Dam1.6739.33
Separation and a Two-State Solution Aren’t the Same-644
There’s One Far-Right Movement That Hates the Kremlin-247
‘This Restoration Will Take at Least a Decade’042
The United States Will Be Shocked by Its Future-443.25
America’s Corruption Is a National Security Threat-8.529.25
Serbia’s Protests Aren’t the Beginning of a Balkan Spring4.2535
For Africa, Chinese-Built Internet Is Better Than No Internet at All637.25
Who’s Afraid of Saudi Nukes?-141.33
How John Bolton Won the Beltway Battle Over Syria047.33