WND Bias and Reliability


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Bias: Hyper-Partisan Right

Reliability: Unreliable, Problematic


Ad Fontes Media rates WND in the Hyper-Partisan Right category of bias and as Unreliable, Problematic in terms of reliability. WND, formerly known as WorldNetDaily, is an independent news site dedicated to "exposing wrongdoing, corruption and abuse of power." Founded in 1997, the site has been accused of publishing conspiracy theories from a far-right perspective.

Overall Score

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

Reliability: 21.85

Bias: 20.63

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
'Pry it from my cold dead hands': Dems torched for gas-stove ban 21.33 20.67
California announces plan to charge landowners for their own water 17.33 26.67
Jen Psaki leaving White House in just days, replaced by lesbian living with CNN gal 18.67 24.33
Watch bizarre moment Biden pulls something out of his pocket and eats it during middle of Obama speech 27.33 15
The feds' plan to force vaccines on adults 18.67 21
Even conservatives betray America on health care 19.33 24
Government medicine is evil 16 22.33
4 steps for Trump to undo Obamacare 16 30.67
2 ways Trump gets health care wrong 13.67 33
Feds attempt to squash homeopathic medicine 5 20
Computer-science department offers new class on race and gender 1.33 42.67
Rioters sue over 'cost-prohibitive' gear they need to battle police 13.75 36
2 employees fired for refusing to serve off-duty policeman donuts 10.75 46.25
Surprise! Official who announced Twitter's ban of Trump campaign is a Dem activist 21.67 25.33
Appeals court condemns Obama DOJ's prosecution of Bundys 19.33 42.67
Julian Assange ordered to testify in Seth Rich case 14 25.17
Schiff launches next front in war against Trump 26 23.25
12 French churches attacked before Notre Dame inferno 19.75 19.75
Fox News stars pull plug on history of church attacks 29.75 12
DOJ sued for details of payments to Christopher Steele 30.5 21.25
Major U.S. bank shuts down 'alt-right' accounts 22 25.25
Library's drag queen reading to kids is sex offender 19.5 37
Obama's top economic adviser kills himself, says family -2.5 46.25
Joy Villa's hot new dress: F*** Planned Parenthood 11.33 40
Use wrong pronoun, get investigated by police 23.42 20.67


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