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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Story of the Week: Israel, Arab Nations Reach Historic Peace Agreements

Sign up here to receive the Story of the Week in your inbox every Thursday. On Tuesday, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain signed a series of peace deals with Israel, likely paving the way for full normalization of relations between the countries. The deals, known as the Abraham...
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When Climate Change Shows Up On the Campaign Trail — And Then Goes Away

Remember when climate change was an issue in the presidential campaign? Admittedly, it’s been awhile. For most of the primary season, Democratic candidates jockeyed to demonstrate the depth of their commitment and the scope of their proposals on the campaign trail. But then the nomination...
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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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Bloomberg Moved to Lean Left Media Bias Rating Following Review

AllSides conducted a blind bias survey of Bloomberg News in August 2020. AllSides previously rated Bloomberg as Center ; after assessing the survey results, we have moved Bloomberg News to Lean Left . The blind bias survey is one of our most robust media bias rating methodologies , in...
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Story of the Week: Candidates Visit Kenosha in Wake of Violence

Sign up here to receive the Story of the Week in your inbox every Thursday. Kenosha, Wisconsin became the newest site of anti-police brutality protests and violent rioting after Jacob Blake was shot by police on Aug. 23 . In the days following Blake's shooting, 17-year-old Kyle...
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4 Remote Learning Tools for Students

Whether your students are learning in the classroom or remotely this fall, AllSides for Schools has compiled a number of tools and resources to help you engage them in media literacy, critical thinking, and constructive dialogue. Check them out below: AllSides for Schools Free educational...
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