ZeroHedge Bias and Reliability


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Bias: Strong Right

Reliability: Unreliable, Problematic


Ad Fontes Media rates ZeroHedge in the Strong Right category of bias and as Unreliable, Problematic in terms of reliability. ZeroHedge is an online financial blog and aggregator of news and political commentary. Original content is posted anonymously. ZeroHedge was created in 2009 by Daniel Ivandjiiski, a Bulgarian former investment banker in the U.S. ZeroHedge has been accused of spreading conspiracy theories and was temporarily suspended from Twitter in early 2020.

Overall Score

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

Reliability: 21.35

Bias: 16.17

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
Scandalous Senate 'Deal' Allows 1.5 Million Illegals Per Year, Slides Up To $2.3B To NGOs Trafficking Them, And Gives $60B To Ukraine 21 21
Von Greyerz: Major Revaluation Of Gold & Precious Metals Is Imminent 14 14.33
An Energy Crisis, Wrapped In A Banking Crisis, Engulfed In Monetary Crisis 8.67 32.33
JP Morgan Gold Traders Contempt for the Law, Plan to Appeal their Convictions 0 34.33
SFSU Responds To Alleged Assault On Riley Gaines... By Praising The Protesters 16 24.67
Biden Admin Asks Supreme Court To Restore Bump Stock Ban 2.67 39
Is This How You Get Nazis? 21 20.67
SFSU official reaches out to throng who assaulted speaker 20 28
S&P posts worst week since Dec as markets hedge for hawkish Fed shift - Newsquawk US Market Wrap 0.67 46.33
China Demands US "Explain Itself To The World" Over Nord Stream Attack Story 9.33 35.67
Mind Control: WEF Technocrats Openly Plot to Observe and Track Human Thoughts With Implants 22 8
A Zombie Apocalypse Of Morons… 27.33 7
Texas Bans DEI In Hiring 10 26.67
High-Altitude Object Over Alaska Shot Down By F-22 Jet; CH-47 Helicopters Deployed In Recovery Op 0 43
Almost Half Of Public School Students Are Performing "Below Grade Level" In At Least One Subject 0 42
Rent-A-Center Gives Dire Update On State Of US Consumer 0 45
Bank Run? Canada's Top Banks Mysteriously Go Offline 0 26
NHTSA Investigates 416,000 Teslas Over 'Phantom Braking' Dangers On Highways 0 37
Trudeau's Trucker Terrorists: Why The Emergency Powers Endanger The Rights Of All Groups 14 31
Rabo: Everyone Is Hoping There Is A Masterplan, But There Is None -5.33 32.33
"Health Should Not Be Political": Packers' Aaron Rodgers Deflects Hysteria About Being Unvaccinated In Lengthy Interview 8 32.67
Corona Doom 2.0: Bait & Switch 22.67 14.67
Does This Letter From The NIH Admit Funding Gain-of-Function Research? 18.33 22
Fatal Doses of Radiation 18 22.67
Don't Get Distracted by Dividends, Focus on Value 0.67 37