The AllSides Media Bias Chart™ helps you to easily identify different perspectives. Now announcing Version 4, with updated ratings!
We make media bias transparent so you can avoid manipulation, fake news, and misinformation.
Check out Version 4 below:
Here’s what’s new Version 4:
- Moved CNN online news (we don’t rate television content) from Lean Left to Left. This rating now matches CNN’s opinion content, which we rate separately, also as Left.
- Moved Newsweek from Left to Center.
- Added Independent Journal Review, which we now rate as Center (previously Lean Right).
- Moved Marketwatch from Lean Right to Center.
A recent Blind Bias Survey helped strengthen and affirm our ratings for Fox News, Newsmax news, New York Post news, and Politico. We’re also keeping a close eye on Reuters after the survey showed people across the political spectrum rated them Lean Left, but an AllSides Editorial Review resulted in us keeping them Center (blind surveys only show participants a small snapshot of content in time, while Editorial Reviews allow us to look at content over a longer period).
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Some reminders about the chart:
We use multipartisan, scientific analysis. We use multiple methodologies to rate bias, including Blind Bias Surveys, Editorial Reviews, independent reviews and third party data.
We don't rate accuracy or credibility. This chart speaks to perspective only.
Center doesn't mean better! A Center media bias rating doesn't necessarily mean a source is neutral, unbiased, perfectly reasonable or credible, just as Left and Right don't necessarily mean extreme, wrong, or unreasonable. We encourage people to read outlets across the political spectrum, not just Center outlets. A Center rating simply means the source or writer rated does not predictably publish perspectives favoring either end of the political spectrum — conservative or liberal. A Center outlet may not show much predictable bias, or its bias leans to the left and right equally at different times. The source may omit important perspectives, or run individual articles that display bias.
There is rarely a perfect Center outlet — in fact, many of our Center outlets are somewhat Center-Left (such as NPR, BBC and AP), while others are somewhat Center-Right (such as RealClearPolitics).
Support this bias chart. These bias ratings inform our balanced newsfeed and help people across the political spectrum to understand news bias.
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View past versions of the AllSides Media Bias Chart: Version 1, Version 1.1, Version 2, and Version 3.
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