Bias: Middle

Reliability: Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting

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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: 47.98

Bias: -1.33

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
'Copycat' mass shootings becoming deadlier, experts warn after New York attack046
Twitter CEO faces employee anger over Musk attacks at company-wide meeting045
Buffett slams Wall Street, extols cash at Berkshire meeting043
Obama, Biden reunite at White House to tout Obamacare, new provision-345.67
Saudi Arabia: the latest coronavirus counts, charts and maps-0.6749.83
Facebook allows war posts urging violence against Russian invaders047.67
U.S. immigration enforcement targets more serious offenders as overall arrests plummet047
Trump cannot sue rape accuser to stop her defamation case, U.S. judge rules046.67
Texas judge blocks probes of transgender kids' parents statewide046.67
Disney to pause Florida political donations over law limiting LGBTQ discussion-1.3346.33
Russia blocks Facebook, accusing it of restricting access to Russian media049.33
U.S. weighs cutting Russian oil imports amid broad public support045.33
Russia seizes Ukraine nuclear power plant as forces lay siege to cities046.33
U.S., allies slam Russia at U.N. over its seizure of Ukraine nuclear plant045.33
BBC halts reporting in Russia after new law passes046
U.S. consumer confidence slips, migration to the South fuels house price inflation047.33
Biden unveils sanctions on Russian businesses after Ukraine attack048.33
Nasdaq, S&P 500 end sharply higher as West hits Russia with new sanctions047.33
Maps: Russia invades Ukraine052
Ottawa police warn Canada protesters of 'imminent' action to clear them047
Exclusive: Iran nuclear deal draft puts prisoners, enrichment, cash first, oil comes later - diplomats048
Ivermectin shows ‘antiviral effect’ against COVID, Japanese company says-222
In world first, S.Africa's Afrigen makes mRNA COVID vaccine using Moderna data047.33
India reports over 500,000 deaths from COVID-19, experts count millions more047.67
S.Korea extends social distancing rules as Omicron cases spike-0.6747.67