HuffPost Bias and Reliability


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Bias: Skews Left

Reliability: Generally Reliable/Analysis OR Other Issues


Ad Fontes Media rates HuffPost in the Skews Left category of bias and as Generally Reliable/Analysis OR Other Issues in terms of reliability. HuffPost (formerly The Huffington Post) is a news website based in New York City. Founded in 2005 by Ariana Huffington, Andrew Breitbart and others, HuffPost was owned by Verizon Media, a division of Verizon Communications. In November 2020, it was announced that Verizon Media had sold HuffPost to BuzzFeed. In 2012 the website won a Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting.

Overall Score

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

Reliability: 39.50

Bias: -11.43

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
Barack Obama Shows What Fox News Destroyed In American Politics -9.67 36.67
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Raphael Warnock And Herschel Walker Heading To Runoff For Georgia's U.S. Senate Seat -13.67 31.67
Paul Pelosi, Nancy Pelosi's Husband, Assaulted Inside Their Home -15.33 29.33
Trump Loses Another Battle To Shield His Tax Returns From House Committee -9.33 38.67
Schumer Caught On Hot Mic Giving Biden 'Downhill' Election Forecast -7.33 36.67
Mehmet Oz Busted: Woman He 'Comforted' At Event Was Reportedly An Aide -12.33 37.67
Scathing New Supercut Exposes Right-Wing Hypocrisy Over Biden's Fascism Warning -19 31.33
Trump Supporters' Threats To Judge Spur Democracy Concerns -3.67 42
John Bolton Says There's ‘No Evidence’ FBI Search Of Mar-A-Lago Was Partisan Overreach -8.33 40
Judge Reinstates North Carolina’s 20-Week Abortion Ban -10 45.33
Texas School District Pulls Bible From Library Amid Book Ban Debate -7.67 42.67
COVID Vaccines, Treatments To Move From Government To Commercialization By 2023 -0.67 45.67
Here's How Conservatives Are Trying To Spin Their Kansas Abortion Loss -12.67 35.33
Kyrsten Sinema Is Demanding Democrats Keep A Tax Break For The Super-Wealthy -12.33 38.67
RNC Considering Resolution Calling Taiwan 'Free And Sovereign' Nation -4.33 42.67
Biden Gives Perfect Response To Elon Musk Whining About The Economy -16 38
Suddenly Pennsylvania Republicans Are OK With Counting Mail-In Ballots -13.33 37.33
Texas Governor Dumps First Busload Of Migrants In DC For Political Stunt -12.83 35.5
Facebook Exec: Algorithms Should Be 'Broadly' Regulated With More Transparency -6 46.67
Ozy Media Is Shutting Down After Damaging New York Times Report 0 47
As Taliban Atrocities Mount, Afghans Urge International Sanctions -1 42.67
Mike Lindell’s 72-Hour Fraud Fest Goes From Very Bad To Worse -13 39
Some States Curb Public Access To COVID-19 Statistics Amid Uptick In Cases -3.67 41.67
Man Confronts Tucker Carlson At Montana Store: 'You Are The Worst Human Being' -6 40.67


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