Insider Bias and Reliability Overview

Insider is a financial and business news website launched in 2007 as a technology blog called Silicon Valley Insider. It is now owned by the German company Axel Springer. Based in New York City, it publishes 17 global editions in eight languages. The site merged with Business Insider early in 2021. The website records more than 32.34 million visits per month. Ad Fontes Media rates Insider in the middle category of bias and as most reliable in terms of reliability.

Overall Score

A team of analysts at Ad Fontes Media regularly reviews articles and news programs to rate them in terms of bias and reliability. A weighted average of these ratings results in the overall score for the media source.

The bias rating, demonstrated on the Media Bias Chart®️ on the horizontal axis, ranges from most extreme left to neutral 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.

The following are Insider’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 43.43

Bias: -5.36

Reliability scores for articles and shows are on a scale of 0-64. Scores above 24 are generally acceptable; scores above 32 are generally good.

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 the most neutral and/or balanced.

Individual Article Scores

The following articles were reviewed by Ad Fontes Media analysts on the basis of reliability and bias. Each article was reviewed by at least three analysts: one conservative, one liberal and one moderate.

The team considers a variety of factors when rating a news article. To determine its reliability score, we consider the article’s veracity, expression, and its headline and graphics. We add each of these scores to the chart on a sliding scale, with the average of those creating the article’s overall reliability score.

To determine an article’s bias score, we consider its language, its political position and how it compares to other stories from other sources on the same topic. We add each of these scores to the chart on a sliding scale, with the average of those creating the article’s overall bias score.

Article URLBiasReliability
Cities are reviving their mask mandates amid the Delta variant spread, sparking backlash and lawsuit threats-0.444.6
Tattoo and piercing shops 'can't just use less' when it comes to gloves and disinfectant, crucial supplies that shop owners say are still experiencing crippling shortages 16 months into the pandemic044.2
McDonald's CEO says corporate staff will return to the office 3 days a week. 'We ultimately are an in-person business.'046.4
Long COVID poses a subtle workplace crisis as sufferers say they're working longer hours and feel more stressed045
Nancy Pelosi says the House won't vote on the bipartisan infrastructure deal until after the Senate passes a larger package045.33
A Georgia restaurant will refuse service for unvaccinated people after breakthrough COVID infections among fully vaccinated staff045.67
Angela Merkel's top aide warned Germany might bar unvaccinated people from 'restaurant, cinema and stadium visits'045
Biden reverses Trump-era showerhead rule that sought to increase water flow-4.3342.33
Congress is sitting on an easy solution to speed job growth without causing inflation036.33
My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell and Steve Bannon say MSNBC is 'way better' than Fox News-541.33
Welcome to the Claremont Institute, where pro-Trumpers are waging a war on corporate America over 'wokeness'042
Lindsey Graham floats Senate GOP leaving Washington, DC to deny a quorum for Democratic infrastructure bill0.6741.33
Why used cars are so expensive now — and when prices may drop045.67
Fauci said it's 'horrifying' that CPAC attendees cheered about the US' lagging vaccination rate-7.6741.67
4 people were arrested after police were tipped off to more than a dozen firearms in a Denver hotel room044
A fraudster set up fake call centers to threatened Spanish-speaking immigrants to the US with deportation if they didn't buy bogus English classes044.33
A woman who ran over a demonstrator during a George Floyd protest in Denver last summer is found not guilty of assault by jury-0.3345.33
A federal judge skewered 'Kraken' lawyers for making 'fantastical' allegations of election fraud and failing to do the most basic due diligence-445.33
Trump seemed to acknowledge the existence of tax schemes the Trump Org is being prosecuted for, while denying they are crimes-4.1744
Michael Cohen suggests Manhattan prosecutors already have all the material they need for criminal charges, even if Trump Org. executives don't flip-3.3343
The collapsed Florida condo was part of a 2015 lawsuit where a resident complained the outer walls weren't being properly maintained045.33
Top Stories this PM: Catholic bishops vs. Biden; Taylor Swift's latest rerelease; HBO blames the intern3.3334.83
Infrastructure talks enter last-ditch stage as both Republicans and Democrats eye gas-tax increase046.33
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez rips Andrew Yang for his 'chest-thumping' Israel statement and mocks his rejection from a Ramadan event-18.3342.33
Melinda Gates had been seeking a divorce since 2019 after Bill's meetings with Jeffrey Epstein became public, Wall Street Journal reports-2.3334.33