How Fact Checkers Are Biased in the 2020 Election

Generally, you shouldn’t be able to tell who journalists are voting for in the 2020 presidential election when you read their news story or look at their website. But sometimes it can be more than obvious, even when it comes to the almighty fact checkers. We went around to six fact-...
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Election Polls: Why They’re So Popular and How to Understand Them

As the 2020 election approaches, more and more news coverage is devoted to opinion polls. This coverage aims to accurately portray how the American public feels about political candidates. However, polls bring with them a host of statistical complexities and political implications that...
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The Economist’s Analysis of Facebook Media Bias Misses the Mark

A recent examination of media bias on Facebook caught our eye here at AllSides. It is an important topic and we found the report to be interesting, but we also found some problems with it that lead to invalid conclusions. We’ve identified a number of flaws in the methodology used in a...
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Media Bias Alert: Spin and Slant Skew News Reports on Trump-Woodward Interviews

Journalist Bob Woodward’s revelation this week that President Donald Trump privately conveyed his intent to “play [COVID-19] down” in February has commandeered mainstream news, reframing election chatter around Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Outlets on all sides are zooming...
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How Should We Address Differences in News Outlets’ Audience Sizes?

Here at AllSides, we do our best to curate news from diverse sources, which helps expose our readers (and us) to different perspectives. Not all news sources are equal, however; some outlets have much larger audiences than others. This means their coverage, and therefore their bias,...
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Coverage of Harris as VP Pick Creates Partisan Filter Bubbles

For much of the past week, the media has largely set aside the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic to go all in on coverage of Joe Biden picking Kamala Harris as his running mate . To the surprise of few, the way any given news outlet covered the decision likely hinted at its editorial bias...
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Fake News Alert: Fact-checking What Trump Actually Said About Disinfectant

During the White House coronavirus press briefing on April 23, President Donald Trump set off a firestorm of mudslinging and misinformation when he inquired about possibly using disinfectant to treat people with COVID-19. Fact checkers were all over the place after Trump made the comments...
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Media Bias Alert: N.Y. Times Edits Biden Investigation — After Biden Campaign Complains

One of the country’s most powerful newspapers published an investigation of a sexual assault allegation against a top presidential candidate. When the candidate’s campaign complained about how the investigation worded detail of some of the candidate’s previously-known inappropriate...
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