Vice Bias and Reliability


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Bias: Skews Left

Reliability: Generally Reliable/Analysis OR Other Issues


Ad Fontes Media rates Vice in the Skews Left category of bias and as Generally Reliable/Analysis OR Other Issues in terms of reliability. Vice is a Canadian-American magazine launched in 1994 in Montreal. Based in New York City, it was part of Vice Media, which also consists of a broadcast news unit, film production company, a record label and more. Vice Media announced in February 2024 that it would no longer publish the website.

Overall Score

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

Reliability: 38.94

Bias: -9.43

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
A Psychologist Explains Why Life is Easier For Attractive People -4 39.67
Russia Moves to Pull Out of Nuclear Test Ban Treaty While U.S. Eyes More Nukes 0 46.33
Generative AI Is a Disaster, and Companies Don’t Seem to Really Care -3 37
OpenAI Says Authors' ChatGPT Copyright Claims 'Defective' In Motion to Dismiss -1.67 44
'Not Close to Being Done': How Cops Are Handling 5 Million Bees on the Loose 0 42.33
I Made My Own Birth Control By Pushing My Balls Into My Body -19 32.67
A Coup in Gabon Seems to Have Ended One Family’s 56-Year Rule 0 45.67
The Taliban’s Opium Ban Has Become an Existential Problem for the West -1.67 44.33
Six Russian Regions Hit by Ukrainian Drones in One Night 0 45
The Cost of Living Crisis Has Come for the Polycules 0 31.33
Disney VFX Workers File for Union Election -0.67 43.67
QAnon Is Absolutely Melting Down Over Trump’s Mugshot and Return to Twitter -4.67 39.67
Military Crowd Groans As 200-Year-Old 'Time Capsule' Found Empty on Live Stream 0 41.67
Public Housing Residents Face 'Disproportionate' Eviction Filings: Report -4.33 42.33
Forget the Mugshot, Trump’s in Court on Monday -16 30.67
Elon Musk Stops Self-Driving Tesla From Lurching Into Intersection In Demo, Musk Fans Cheer -0.33 42.83
Ecuador’s Fernando Villavicencio Said He Wasn't Afraid of the Cartels. Then He Was Assassinated. -0.67 45.33
HIV Rates Are Surging in Georgia. The GOP Governor Is Blocking Patients from Medicaid. -8 40
Iraq Has Banned the Word ‘Homosexuality’ From Its Media -4.67 40
The West Wants African Leaders to Invade Niger. Will They? -1.33 38.33
Colombian Drug Lord ‘Otoniel’ Was Just Sentenced to 45 Years in a US Prison 0 43
Provocateur Ammon Bundy Out of Jail on Bond After His Supporters Bombard Sheriff With Harassment -7.33 39.67
How Dealers Buried £10,000 in Drugs Under Glastonbury Festival 0 39.67
Mexico Shuts Down Pharmacies in Tulum and Cancun for Selling Dangerous Pills to Tourists 0 44.33
Protest Over Centuries-Old Tree Logging in Tasmania -7.33 42.67