Bias: Hyper-Partisan Right

Reliability: Unreliable, Problematic

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Overview

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 World Net Daily, is an independent news site dedicated to investigative reporting of government waste, fraud and abuse. Founded in 1997, the site has been accused of publishing conspiracy theories from a far-right perspective. WND records an average of 6 million visits monthly.

Overall Score

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

Reliability: 22.63

Bias: 20.46

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 URLBiasReliability
The feds' plan to force vaccines on adults18.6721
Even conservatives betray America on health care19.3324
Government medicine is evil1622.33
4 steps for Trump to undo Obamacare1630.67
2 ways Trump gets health care wrong13.6733
Feds attempt to squash homeopathic medicine520
Computer-science department offers new class on race and gender1.3342.67
Rioters sue over 'cost-prohibitive' gear they need to battle police13.7536
2 employees fired for refusing to serve off-duty policeman donuts10.7546.25
Surprise! Official who announced Twitter's ban of Trump campaign is a Dem activist21.6725.33
Appeals court condemns Obama DOJ's prosecution of Bundys19.3342.67
Julian Assange ordered to testify in Seth Rich case1425.17
Schiff launches next front in war against Trump2623.25
12 French churches attacked before Notre Dame inferno19.7519.75
Fox News stars pull plug on history of church attacks29.7512
DOJ sued for details of payments to Christopher Steele30.521.25
Major U.S. bank shuts down 'alt-right' accounts2225.25
Library's drag queen reading to kids is sex offender19.537
Obama's top economic adviser kills himself, says family-2.546.25
Joy Villa's hot new dress: F*** Planned Parenthood11.3340
Use wrong pronoun, get investigated by police23.4220.67
'Muslim terrorists' in New Mexico tied to Democrats3310
Guv moves to give state's presidential-election power to L.A.12.1724.67
Warning issued over radicalized Muslim prison chaplains2225.25
Dem candidates refuse to halt abortion after birth25.6715.67