Mic Bias and Reliability Overview

Mic is a news and opinion website dedicated to help “young readers process the present.” Content categories include innovation, wellbeing, culture and election, in addition to current events. Based in New York City, Mic was founded in 2011 and is owned by Bustle Digital Group, a publisher focused on content for Millennials and Gen Z. The website records approximately 1.78 million visits per month. Ad Fontes Media rates Mic in the skews left category of bias and as mixed reliability 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 Mic’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 38.34

Bias: -15.77

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
Marjorie Taylor Greene rejects the "so-called science" of evolution-1629.67
Here's a chilling peek into just how close Trump got to running a police state-15.3332
Athletes have good reason to want to skip press conferences043.33
Uber offered its drivers help with health care, but of course it was a mistake-16.6735.33
Marco Rubio wants to give survivors of domestic terrorism … one year of student loan relief?-15.3327.33
Conservative group wants teachers to wear bodycams so they won't teach Critical Race Theory-11.6734.67
When will hip-hop start protecting Black women?-19.6736
A new law is about to make Texas even more gun crazy-11.1733.17
The messy politics of 'Wonder Woman 1984'-30.3332.33
When is it time to cut off a toxic family member?-2.6737.33
How to host Thanksgiving responsibly, according to an epidemiologist044
Our uncomplicated love of Alex Trebek038.33
Trump is reportedly serious about pardoning himself. Can he get away with it?-17.3334.33
What is the future of political comedy in a post-Trump world?-14.3332.33
How difficult will Trump's environmental horrors be for a Biden administration to fix?-18.6741.67
Meet all 21 openly trans candidates running for office this fall-12.547.5
Mitch McConnell is reportedly ready to stonewall a potential President Biden-15.6741
Trump has not won, no matter what he says-6.6742.33
Once again, the youth vote could save us all-1237.33
Amy Coney Barrett's nomination is steamrolling ahead-9.6746
The second presidential debate was relatively quiet. Did that help anyone?-12.3336.33
Mark Meadows, White House chief of staff: "We're not going to control the pandemic"-12.3344.33
Prisons are a public health crisis, the American Public Health Association says-24.6739.67
ICE arrested 2,000 undocumented immigrants in six weeks-7.6740.33
Conservative sheriff urges Kyle Rittenhouse wannabes to "have a plan" for killing protesters-19.1731.83