Bias: Skews Right

Reliability: Generally Reliable/Analysis OR Other Issues

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Ad Fontes Media rates Quillette in the Skews Right category of bias and as Generally Reliable/Analysis OR Other Issues in terms of reliability. Quillette is an online magazine founded in 2015 by Australian journalist Claire Lehmann. It describes itself as a “platform for free thought” and primarily focuses on issues of science, culture and politics. The website records approximately 1.6 million visits per month. The platform also publishes two podcasts.

Overall Score

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

Reliability: 37.58

Bias: 9.71

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
I Asked Thousands of Biologists When Life Begins. The Answer Wasn't Popular1236
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The Sad Truth About Traditional Environmentalism3.6733.67
Vaccine Hesitancy and the Paradox of Choice-1.3336.33
In Defense of the Universal Values of Science3.3341
Winners and Losers: The Global Economy After COVID1.6746.33
Understanding the Unidentified046.33
The Death of Political Cartooning—And Why It Matters – Quillette6.3346
Social-Media Oligopolists Are the New Railroad Barons. It’s Time for Washington to Treat Them Accordingly – Quillette-2.3342
The Problem with Kinship Care-4.6738.67
Does Racism Explain Black Disadvantage?0.6742
Liberalism—Decline or Survival19.6730
Workers vs. Wokeness at Smith College: Campus Social Justice as a Luxury Good11.6740.67
A Europe Divided and Unfree-143.33
Can Public Shaming be Useful?4.3339
The Crimes of the Red Emperor2.3342
How to Fight the Enemies of Academic Freedom14.3325.67
Look Who’s Talking About Educational Equity1930.67
The Problems with Discrimination Research in Medicine12.6730.67
Ordeal by Title IX4.8339.33
The Floridian Inquisition2.6734.33
The Myth of Pervasive Misogyny1627
I Was Invited to Testify on Energy Policy. Then Democrats Didn’t Let Me Speak1625.67