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 the goal of providing “explanatory journalism” Founded by Ezra Klein, Melissa Bell and Matthew Yglesias, the site is part of Vox Media. The website records approximately 43 million visits each month. 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: 40.19

Bias: -10.23

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
8 questions the 2022 midterms answered -10 41.33
The Never Trump wing of the GOP never had a chance -5.33 38.33
TikTok is great for spreading political messages — and conspiracy theories -12.33 41
Liz Cheney’s unfinished business -5.67 45
What could a nuclear war do to the climate — and humanity? -6 40
House of the Dragon comes to HBO as Discovery cuts staff, changes strategy 0 41
4 underrated parts of the Inflation Reduction Act -13.67 42
The ludicrous idea that Trump is losing his grip on the GOP -8 36.67
The inflation prices that broke us -4.33 36.33
Should you get another Covid-19 vaccine booster now or wait for the new shots? 0 41.67
The US could stop one cause of heat wave deaths tomorrow -13.33 41.33
The Johnny Depp-Amber Heard verdict shows the Me Too backlash is here -12.67 30.67
4 things we know, and one big thing we don’t, about the draft opinion overruling Roe v. Wade -16.33 38.67
The Canadian trucker convoy is an unpopular uprising -13 35
The promise — and problem — of restorative justice -7.67 40
Why there’s no one inside this Spider-Man suit 0 41
What we actually learned from Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation hearing -14.67 40
Congress’s epic pandemic funding failure -8 35
In defense of pre-K -8 41
Americans want to cancel student loans — but not all of them -2 43.67
How the Supreme Court could overrule Roe v. Wade without overruling Roe v. Wade -10.67 43.67
The Supreme Court hands the CIA a victory in a horrid case about torture -7 42
The Texas primaries were a case study in polarization -3.67 42.67
The corporate raider taking aim at McDonald’s over the treatment of pigs -4 43.33
What science still doesn’t know about the five senses 0 43.67


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