Vox Bias and Reliability


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Bias: Skews Left

Reliability: Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting


Ad Fontes Media rates Vox in the Skews Left category of bias and as Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting in terms of reliability. Vox is a news and opinion website founded in 2014 with a mission to "explain the news.” Founded by Ezra Klein, Melissa Bell and Matthew Yglesias, the site is part of Vox Media. In addition to the website, Vox presents content on YouTube, podcasts and through a show on Netflix.

Overall Score

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

Reliability: 40.12

Bias: -9.77

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
“Never underestimate them”: A Holocaust historian’s warning about Germany’s far right -6.67 32.67
The impeachment trial of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, explained -9.67 40.67
The criminal justice system is broken. Restorative justice can help fill the gap. -17.33 35.67
What we know about Mitch McConnell’s health and his future in the Senate 0 42.67
How sharks avoid the wrath of an extreme hurricane 0 45.33
Where the war on woke goes from here -10 37.33
A visual guide to the 19 defendants in the Trump Georgia case -1.33 45.67
There’s been a shift in how we think about climate change -10 38
The conservative boycott playbook is kind of working -11.67 35.67
Trump could soon be in big legal trouble for inflating his net worth -0.33 43
The myths we tell ourselves about American farming -7 46
Marijuana could be classified as a lower-risk drug. Here’s what that means. -1.33 45.67
Is the populist right’s future ... democratic socialism? -8 33.33
Burning Man’s climate protesters have a point -5 45
The US has new Covid-19 variants on the rise. Meet Eris and Fornax. -1.33 44.67
A Florida hurricane and shooting are testing Ron DeSantis -8.33 35
Why Hurricane Idalia is so dangerous, explained in 7 maps 0 46
Texas v. NRC: America’s Trumpiest court just put itself in charge of nuclear safety -13 33.33
How Mark Meadows is trying to upend the Georgia elections case -2.67 44.33
China’s economy is slowing down. What gives? 0 46.67
Republicans showed their hands — and Trump is still holding aces -6.33 38
A disgraced Harvard professor sued them for millions. Their recourse: GoFundMe. 0 34.33
The human feet that routinely wash ashore in the Pacific Northwest, explained 0 45.33
2 winners and 3 losers from the first Republican debate -1 33.33
Wagner chief Prigozhin may have died in a plane crash. Here’s what we know. 0 41


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