Bias: Hyper-Partisan Left

Reliability: Generally Reliable/Analysis OR Other Issues

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Ad Fontes Media rates Shadowproof in the Hyper-Partisan Left category of bias and as Generally Reliable/Analysis OR Other Issues in terms of reliability. Shadowproof is an independent online news website and activist organization. Its stated goal is to “expose systemic abuses of power in business and government.” Topics include incarceration, whistleblowing, health care, labor and climate. The site was launched in 2015 after the Firedoglake political blog ended and merged its content into Shadowproof.

Overall Score

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

Reliability: 35.50

Bias: -23.23

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
US Justice Department Tries To Stifle Alleged WikiLeaks Source's Challenge To Cruel Confinement-16.6728
Alabama Prisoners Face Brutal Retaliation For Organizing Boycott-2230.33
After Ignoring Reality Winner's Case, MSNBC Uses Her To Attack Snowden-19.3329.67
'Barbaric Torture': Alleged WikiLeaks Source Details US Prison Conditions-3.3340
Decade After WikiLeaks Published Iraq War Logs, Assange Is In Prison-1344.67
EPA Whistleblower Who Exposed Pruitt Scandals Sues Over Retaliation-15.6741
I No Longer Hate Trump. In Fact, I Love Joe Biden Too.-35.6725.67
Shadowproof Launches Marvel Cooke Journalism Fellowship-31.6736
Plowshares Activists Pay Heavy Price For Resisting Nuclear Warfare-32.6731.67
Assange Legal Team Submits Closing Argument Against Extradition-1532.33
Suicide Crisis In Prisons Compounded By COVID-19, Lack Of Health Care-1.3341.67
How the Homeland Security Department Controls Its Image In Film And TV-2340.67
To Get Rid Of Union, Workers At Sporting Goods Factories Fired-4.3344.67
Low-Wage Workers Bear Brunt Of COVID-19 Pandemic As The Rich Profit-1547
Beyond Prisons: COVID-19 Dispatch From Pennsylvania Prison-24.3345.33
Dissenter Weekly: Vindicating The Rights Of Federal Whistleblowers-129.67
Elite Opposition To Trump Freaks Out Over Possible Pardon For Snowden-15.6721.33
Bangladesh Clothing Factory Workers Face Layoffs Due To COVID-19-1247.67
Defunding Police Requires Public Control Over External Revenue Sources-1446.67
An Abolitionist Approach To Addressing Sexual Violence Without Police-12.841.4
Philadelphia Has No Plan For Unhoused People In No Cop Zone-1539.67
California Initiatives Moves Away From Policing Mental Health Crises-1438.33
How Transformative Justice Can Address Harm Without Police-25.6735.67