Reuters Bias and Reliability


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Bias: Middle

Reliability: Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting


Ad Fontes Media rates Reuters in the Middle category of bias and as Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting in terms of reliability. Reuters is an international news organization published in 16 languages and viewed by billions worldwide every day. The news agency was founded in 1851 by Paul Reuter and is now owned by Thomson Reuters. The organization is headquartered in London.

Overall Score

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

Reliability: 47.36

Bias: -1.37

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
70 years after death, Stalin's polarising legacy looms large 0 39.67
TikTok congressional hearing: CEO Shou Zi Chew grilled by US lawmakers 0 48
Factbox: What's in Biden's budget: taxes on buybacks, rail safety, childcare -3.67 44.33
Ohio cleaning up toxic train derailment as pollution 'plume' moves downstream 0 46.33
Canada's Trudeau sees 'some sort of pattern' in downed aerial objects 0 42.67
U.S. shoots down mysterious object near Canadian border 0 49
Survivors leave earthquake zone in Turkey, focus turns to homeless 0 53.67
Biden says Chinese spy balloon not a major security breach -3.33 44
U.S. shoots down unidentified cylindrical object over Canada 0 47.33
Alphabet shares dive after Google AI chatbot Bard flubs answer in ad 0 42.67
Biden hails January jobs report, waves off inflation question -3.67 44.33
Embattled U.S. Rep. George Santos was drag queen in Brazil pageants, associates say -1.33 47
Police move on coal mine protesters barricaded in abandoned German village 0 52
At least 29 killed in Mexico capture of Chapo's son; U.S. extradition not guaranteed 0 46.67
Russians furious at commanders over Ukrainian rocket strike that killed scores -0.67 43
Russia fires barrage of missiles on Ukraine cities, energy grid 0 45.67
Hong Kong scraps most COVID rules, though masks still mandated 0 44.67
Long waits, high fees for cremation services in Beijing as COVID cases surge 0 44.33
Magnitude 6.4 quake shakes northern California, leaves 2 dead, thousands without power 0 48.67
U.S. close to providing Patriot missile defense system to Ukraine -officials 3.67 46.33
Trump, U.S. prosecutors clash again over status of seized records -2 45
Republicans close in on U.S. House majority, Senate still up for grabs 0 47
Binance plans to buy rival FTX in bailout as crypto market crumbles 0 41.67
Florida's DeSantis re-elected, but key U.S. midterm races still undecided -2.33 44.33
Musk denies reports he is firing Twitter employees in attempt to avoid payouts 0 39


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