Turning Point USA Bias and Reliability


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Bias: Skews Right

Reliability: Unreliable, Problematic


Ad Fontes Media rates Turning Point USA in the Skews Right category of bias and as Unreliable, Problematic in terms of reliability. Turning Point USA is a non-profit organization targeted to students “to promote the principles of freedom, free markets and limited government.” Founded in 2012 by conservative activist Charlie Kirk, the student movement has created activist networks on high school and college campuses throughout the U.S. The website records approximately 129,000 visits per month.

Overall Score

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

Reliability: 20.56

Bias: 17.09

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
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Our Nation's Heroes are NOT Prisoners 17.67 24
The Tolerant Left Strikes Again 17.33 25.67
COVID Is Nothing But Politics 19.33 21.33
Teacher's Union Could Get a HUGE check.. 20 18.67
The Left Forced Mr. Potato Head to be Gender Neutral 17.33 16
Jake Paul Was Asked If It Was Racist That He Won Against A Black Man In Boxing 15.33 18
BLM Chapters/Foot Soldiers Being DUPED By Leadership 13.33 27.33
Reagan's Best Anti-Socialism Takes 16.33 21.67
5 Facts You Need to Know About Frederick Douglass 11.67 36
Stop Listening to Talib Kweli! 15 26.33
Mask Mandates Are Meaningless 17.33 21.33
NO WHITES ALLOWED at Rock Climbing Class!? 15.33 28.33

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