The Globe and Mail Bias and Reliability


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Bias: Middle

Reliability: Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting

Overall Score

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

Reliability: 44.95

Bias: -1.41

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
Seven stats to amaze and depress all who own a house or hope to own 1.33 39.33
Flood-damaged Vancouver, southern B.C. railways expected to remain impassable for days 0 49.33
My friends all want to buy homes. Should I stretch to do the same - or keep renting? 0 42.67
Abbotsford’s mayor tells Trudeau that cost of local recovery could hit $1-billion 0 47
Opinion: Canada’s largest school board doesn’t seem to understand the indispensable role of defence lawyers in our justice system 1 33.67
Rogers CEO Joe Natale’s demands rejected by board, leading to his exit 0 45
Mortgage Rundown: Why variable rates won’t wait for the Bank of Canada to start increasing 0 46.67
Biden non-committal about relieving Canada from Buy America tax incentives on U.S.-made EVs 1 45.33
Pipeline companies scramble to restore service after B.C. floods, natural gas prices spike 0 47
‘Three Amigos’ summit: North American cooperation part of fight against international authoritarianism says Biden 0.67 47.33
Health Canada approval of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for 5-11 year olds expected Friday, sources say 0 47
Opinion: Canada’s Conservatives self-destruct, again – and maybe that’s for the best 12 33.67
Shopify CEO donating $26-million to children’s hospitals through Thistledown Foundation 0 46.33
Not entirely ousted: Senator critical of O’Toole remains member of Tory Senate caucus 1.67 43.33
Finger-pointing begins over collapse of Miami condo amid search for survivors 0 45.33
At Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, there’s little ‘impartial justice’ to be found 0 46
Riot at U.S. Capitol came close to becoming a multiple-political assassination, Trump’s impeachment trial hears 0 46.67
National Guard members forced to sleep in garages in Washington, sparking outcry 0 45.33
Biden orders review of domestic extremism threat in U.S. 0 46.67
Trump impeachment trial to begin in Senate week of Feb. 8, Schumer says -1.33 45
Biden enlists ‘world class’ cybersecurity team after big hack of U.S. government agencies -1.33 45.33
White House says Biden intends to keep Christopher Wray as FBI director 0 45
U.S. committee asks FBI to review role of Parler in U.S. Capitol siege -4.67 48
Biden halts border wall building after Trump’s final surge -6.33 48.67
Joe Biden to end Trump-era anti-abortion ‘global gag rule’ -11 45

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