World Socialist Web Site Bias and Reliability


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Bias: Hyper-Partisan Left

Reliability: Mixed Reliability/Opinion OR Other Issues

Overall Score

The following are the overall bias and reliability scores for World Socialist Web Site according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 30.36

Bias: -25.81

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
For a mass mobilization of workers to stop the genocide in Gaza! -31.67 18
On the first year of astronomical discoveries by the James Webb Space Telescope -7.67 42.67
Elon Musk completes private takeover of Twitter -24.33 34.33
Biden’s speech and the danger of fascism in America -29.33 28
Republican Lauren Boebert incites fascistic violence against Democrat Ilhan Omar during recent campaign event -22.67 25.33
Biden’s school reopening drive fuels fourth surge of pandemic in the US -31.33 28.33
Science vs propaganda: World Health Organization report exposes “Wuhan laboratory” lie -29.67 27
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and “bad faith actors” -33.33 30.67
Ukraine announces joint military exercises with NATO amid rising tensions with Russia -30.67 32.33
The historic and contemporary significance of the 1871 Paris Commune -31.67 31.33
Epidemiologist warns that the fourth COVID-19 surge is under way in United States -29.67 30.33
“Wuhan Lab” theory promoted by New York Times, Wall Street Journal -20.67 34.33
CDC’s politically motivated guidelines fuel media campaign to reopen US schools -23.33 29
Democrats’ impeachment cover-up leaves coup-plotter Trump emboldened -24.67 24
Air pollution crisis in South Asia causing massive loss of pregnancies -19 36
Wisconsin judge sides with fascists and denies motion for rearrest and bail increase for killer Rittenhouse -20.67 33
Democrats push ahead with school openings in California as state’s death total approaches 50,000 -24.33 32
Democrats conclude case in impeachment trial over January 6 Trump coup attempt -22.67 31
As Chicago teachers begin return to classrooms, new arenas of struggle emerge -22.67 30.67
Omaha Public Schools pushes for fully in-person learning despite widespread opposition -7 40.33
January jobs report shows ongoing economic disaster as US Senate strips minimum wage increase from the relief bill -22.67 34.67
Virginia surpasses 500,000 COVID-19 cases: A product of the “herd immunity” policies of the state’s Democratic Party government -21 36.67
The Super Bowl super-spreader -21.33 30
US press reports confirm killing of Portland anti-fascist was targeted police assassination -12.67 45.67

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