Bias: Skews Left

Reliability: Generally Reliable/Analysis OR Other Issues

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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: 39.67

Bias: -11.41

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.

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Facebook Exec: Algorithms Should Be 'Broadly' Regulated With More Transparency-646.67
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Mike Lindell’s 72-Hour Fraud Fest Goes From Very Bad To Worse-1339
Some States Curb Public Access To COVID-19 Statistics Amid Uptick In Cases-3.6741.67
Man Confronts Tucker Carlson At Montana Store: 'You Are The Worst Human Being'-640.67
Nurse Reveals Her Prank On COVID-19 Deniers Who Say She's A Crisis Actor-6.6741.33
Frito-Lay Workers End Strike After Winning Pay Increases-2.8343.17
Sen. Ted Cruz Swings At Cleveland Baseball Team's Name Change, Spectacularly Misses-11.3333.33
Marjorie Taylor Greene Wants Chinese Booted For COVID, But Not A Peep About Unvaxxed-16.6737.33
Republicans Stumble Trying To Show More Urgency About COVID-19 Vaccines-1042.67
GOP Rep. Cawthorn Claims House Republicans Will 'Prosecute' Fauci For Doing His Job-945.33
Andrew Cuomo To Be Questioned In Sexual Harassment Investigation045.33
Biden To Restore Protections For America’s Largest National Forest-7.3344
Minnesota Gov. Restricts 'Conversion Therapy' By Executive Order-643.33
A Vaccine Or This Marriage: Conspiracy Theories Are Tearing Couples Apart-1137
Joe Biden Responds To Rally Heckle With A Ding Of Donald Trump-8.6740
Maryland GOP Governor Slams Republicans 'Whitewashing' Capitol Riot-4.6742.33
Well-Known White Nationalist Kicked Out Of Air Force Following HuffPost Investigation-4.6742.33
Cancel Culture Texas Weighs Boycott Of Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream For Its Palestinian Support-7.6740.67
New York Bans Child Marriage, A Practice That's Still Alarmingly Common-1.6744.67