Bias: Skews Left

Reliability: Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting

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Overview

Ad Fontes Media rates The Verge in the Skews Left category of bias and as Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting in terms of reliability. The Verge is a website that “examines how technology will change life in the future.” Content focuses on technology, science, culture and entertainment. It is known for publishing guidebooks and product reviews, sharing information on its website, podcast and through videos. Founded in 2011, The Verge is operated by Vox Media. The website records approximately 54.8 million visits per month.

Overall Score

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

Reliability: 44.26

Bias: -6.09

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
Biden administration launches $1 billion effort to correct racist highway designs of the past-16.6733.67
Russia will ban Instagram on March 14th045
Trump’s Truth Social app will apparently launch in February-7.6741.33
The vice president should not be using Bluetooth headphones-6.6732.33
A new Facebook whistleblower has come forward with more allegations044.33
Shape-shifting storms like Ida are cities’ worst nightmare-3.6743.67
Fights over COVID-19 vaccines are spilling over to other types of shots-6.242
World’s largest meat supplier grinds to a halt after cyberattack046
Google employees call for company to support Palestinians and protect anti-Zionist speech-0.6746.33
Go read this look at how Clubhouse’s blocking system is problematic-2.6743
A West Virginia newspaper chain is suing Google and Facebook over digital ad revenue046
Facebook’s Oversight Board wants your feedback on whether the company was right to ban Trump-544.67
President Biden to use Defense Production Act for masks, vaccines-445.33
Dutch prosecutors say Donald Trump’s Twitter account was really hacked-343.33
Amazon generates millions of pounds of plastic waste-3.3338
Sunrise movement staff vote to unionize-539.33
How to slash buildings’ growing greenhouse gas emissions-538.67
What’s the difference between FDA approval and authorization?045.33
DJI says people can still buy and use its drones in US after export ban0.6743.67
Members of the US Space Force will now be called ‘Guardians’-0.3350
Foxconn tells Wisconsin it never promised to build an LCD factory051
FAA and Boeing manipulated 737 Max tests during recertification053.67
Sarah Cooper reflects on her whirlwind 2020 of Trump impressions-4.3340
Moderna COVID-19 vaccine second to get FDA sign-off in US049
Microsoft says Xbox Series X might be in short supply until April or beyond0.3343.67