Heavy Bias and Reliability

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Bias: Middle

Reliability: Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting

Overview

Ad Fontes Media rates Heavy in the Middle category of bias and as Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting in terms of reliability. Heavy is an independent, real-time reporting platform online featuring “the most sought-after news and information.” The site’s reporting is focused on “quality, efficiency and speed.” Heavy also published a Spanish-language platform title AhoraMismo.com. Founded in 1999 as an entertainment site featuring videos, Heavy changed its format in 2012. It now records approximately 15.8 million visits to its website per month.

Overall Score

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

Reliability: 44.00

Bias: -2.94

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
Karine Jean-Pierre: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know -9.33 43.67
Jennifer Crumbley, Ethan Crumbley’s Mother: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know -4.67 44
Police Officer Wayne Couzens Accused in Disappearance of Marketing Exec Sarah Everard 0 46
Burger King ‘Women Belong in the Kitchen’ Tweet Explained -1 46
Coronavirus Now: COVID-19 & Vaccine Updates for February 5 0 46.67
COVID-19 Is Derailing Other Important Scientific Research -0.67 44
Ethan Fournier: Florida Deputy Slams Girl to the Ground at School on Video -4 47
Joe Biden’s Heartbreaking Words About Son Beau: ‘We Should Be Introducing Him as President’ -4.33 46
Former Pennsylvania Firefighter Robert Sanford Threw Fire Extinguisher During Riots: Complaint -1.33 44
Gracyn Courtright: University of Kentucky Student Charged in Capitol Riot -2.67 44
How MLK’s Atlanta Church Became a Seat of Black Power for Generations -2.33 47
Black People Are 3 Times More Likely to Experience Pulse Oximeter Errors -4 46.67
How to Stay Safe With a Fast-Spreading New Coronavirus Variant on the Loose 0 49
Pennsylvania Woman Stole Pelosi’s Laptop to Sell It to Russians: Feds -5.33 45.67
How Many Were at Trump’s Departure from the White House? See Crowd Photos -3.33 41.67
WATCH: Claudia Conway TikTok Video Shows Police Interviewing Kellyanne -3.67 31.67
Kamala Harris’ Religion & Faith: What Does She Believe? 1.33 41.67
Capitol Invader Threatened to Shoot His Kids if They Turned Him In: Feds -1.67 43.67
Some Democrats Wore Body Armor to President Biden’s Inauguration -3 41.67
Inauguration Day: Anti-Facists Burn Flags & Vandalize in Portland, Seattle & Denver 2.33 43
Why Do Presidential Inaugurations Matter? -1 44
New First Daughter Ashley Biden Plans ‘Social Justice’ Agenda 0.33 42
WATCH: Lindsay Graham Confronted, Called ‘Traitor’ at Washington DC Airport 0 43

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