Global News Bias and Reliability


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Bias: Middle

Reliability: Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting


Ad Fontes Media rates Global News in the Middle category of bias and as Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting in terms of reliability. Global News is a news website based in Canada, with 21 newsrooms located throughout the country. It proclaims to present breaking news from local communities, in addition to content “that puts complex world issues in perspective.” Founded in 1994, Global News is part of Corus Entertainment Inc., a mass media and broadcasting company.

Overall Score

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

Reliability: 44.54

Bias: -4.26

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
COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy associated with increased risk of traffic crashes in Ontario: study -1.67 39
Scientist invents lickable TV screen that can imitate food flavours - National 0 40.33
U.S. military has ‘no plan’ to stop falling Chinese rocket debris 1.33 42.67
Woman allegedly set occupied home on fire, watched it burn from lawn chair 0 50
TC Energy reports $1.1B net loss after $2.2B writedown on Keystone XL 5.33 44.67
‘He’s guilty as hell’: ‘SNL’ spoofs Trump impeachment results with Tucker Carlson show -8.67 37.33
McConnell says he will vote to acquit Trump in 2nd impeachment trial: sources -0.67 46
Trump calls 2nd impeachment trial ‘greatest witch hunt’ in U.S. history after acquittal -1 46.33
Trump remains dominant in GOP after 2nd impeachment acquittal -4.33 44
Biden administration seeks to turn page after Trump’s 2nd impeachment acquittal -3.33 43.67
China hits back at allegations from U.S. of lack of transparency about coronavirus 0 46.33
7-day average of new COVID-19 cases in U.S. drops below 100K for 1st time since November 0 45
Biden calls for tougher gun laws in U.S. on 3rd anniversary of Parkland school shooting -3.67 45.67
‘Only just begun’: After impeachment acquittal, Trump looks to reassert power -2 44
The historic firsts of Donald Trump’s 2nd impeachment trial -3.33 42.67
5 things to know about the Weeknd’s Super Bowl halftime show 0 39.33
Donald Trump resigns from SAG-AFTRA in letter after union votes to expel him -4 44.33
Myanmar coup: Biden admin says it’s focused on building democracy at home, and abroad -0.33 54
Biden approves executive order to restore U.S. refugee admissions program -1 53.33
U.S. House of Representatives votes to boot Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from committees -1.67 53
MAGA vs. BLM: Photos show stark contrast in police response to unrest -15 33.67

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