Foreign Policy Bias and Reliability


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Bias: Middle

Reliability: Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting


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. Foreign Policy is part of Graham Holdings Company, formerly The Washington Post Co., and is overseen by The Slate Group.

Overall Score

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

Reliability: 42.40

Bias: -3.40

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
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American Consensus on Ukraine Has Fractured -3 43.67
Why Saudis Don’t Want to Pivot to China 3.67 38.67
Whatever Happened to Russia’s Vaunted Cyberoffensive? 1.33 48.33
6 Things NATO Can Do to Help Ukraine Right Now -1 41.33
Army Killings in India’s Nagaland Reignite Debate Over Controversial Law 0 41.67
Big Tech and Other Multinationals Are About to Pay a Lot More in Taxes -4.67 46.67
How to Escape the COVID-19 Debt Trap -2.67 47
U.S. Democrats Can Learn From the European Left’s Failures -7 37.67
Can Elites Start the Climate Revolution? -7.67 39.67
Myanmar Pressure Campaign Stalls at the United Nations 0 47.67
Biden Struggles on Israeli-Palestinian Flare-Up -1.67 43.67
What AMLO Really Thinks About Biden 0 42
State Department Lawyers Concluded Insufficient Evidence to Prove Genocide in China 0 49
Indigenous Nations Battle to Secure Borders, Funds Amid Pandemic -3 49.67
Pompeo’s Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia Were Legal—but Heightened Risks of Civilian Casualties in Yemen -2.33 45.67
Biden’s China Policy Can’t Help but Be Incoherent 8 36.33
The World’s Most Technologically Sophisticated Genocide Is Happening in Xinjiang -0.33 43.67
U.S. Closes Chinese Consulate in Houston Amid Surge in Chinese Espionage Cases -1 45.33
Australia Is Having a Strategic Revolution, and It’s All About China 2.25 43.25
Why Did Trump Shut Down China’s Houston Consulate? -4.67 37.33
Trump Mulls Withholding Aid to Ethiopia Over Controversial Dam 1.67 39.33

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