Bias and Reliability Ratings for Stat News

Bias: Middle

Reliability: Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting

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Overall Score

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

Reliability: 44.09

Bias: -2.64

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
Bill Gates slams ‘shocking’ U.S. response to Covid-19 pandemic-635.67
White House transparency disputes imperil funds to buy Covid therapeutics041
The pandemic: a series of failures, a few miracles — and a lesson for next time, global health experts say037
Machine learning is booming in medicine. It’s also facing a credibility crisis149
In puzzle of rare blood clots and Covid vaccines, researchers see clues044.33
Inside the battle over Talkspace and a grand experiment in mental health-1.3347.67
Employers can't require Covid-19 vaccination under an EUA049
Pfizer and BioNTech say vaccine prevents Covid-19 in adolescents051
Biden will compel states to make vaccines available for all adults by May 1-1.6743
FDA authorizes new test to detect past Covid-19 infections044.67
Experts describe the day they realized Covid-19 was here to stay-343.67
AmerisourceBergen rewards CEO despite the ravages of the opioid crisis-641.33
The uncounted: People who are homeless are invisible victims of Covid-19-444.33
With a single number, AstraZeneca study fueled hopes that eclipsed data047.33
The U.S. needs a National Vaccine Day-7.6732
Survey: Majority of docs hold misconceptions about people with disabilities-1.3347.67
Biden tasks connected, controversial geneticist with ‘reinvigorating’ science-5.6744.67
The bystander effect, Covid-19 vaccine edition-1.6740.33
Novavax says its Covid-19 vaccine is 90% effective in late-stage trial046.67
South Carolina sees first U.S. cases of South Africa coronavirus variant044.67
J&J's Covid vaccine is 66% effective, a weapon but not a knockout punch042.67
A growing share of lung cancer is turning up in never-smokers050
Twitter thread offers window into chaotic search for Covid-19 shots042.67
How a billionaire couple greased the skids for Pelosi’s drug pricing bill5.6742.33
Longtime Becerra aide and two health policy experts tapped for key posts-346.33