Trump vs. Biden: Environmental Policy

This article is part of our "Trump vs. Biden" Perspectives Blogs series, in which we'll analyze and explain each candidate's positions on major issues leading up to the 2020 presidential election . This blog will examine each candidate's stances on matters pertaining to environmental...
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Here’s What Trump and Biden Have Said About The First Presidential Debate

The first 2020 presidential election debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden is set for Tuesday night at 9 p.m. in Cleveland, Ohio. You've seen and compared coverage leading up to the debates from across the political spectrum. Now, let’s compare what...
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How AllSides Labels Content: News, Opinion, Analysis, Fact Check

Updated 09/27/2020 Today, the lines between news, opinions and other forms of written content are increasingly blurred within the media. A recent study from the American Press Institute says 32% of news readers struggle to differentiate between hard news and opinionated commentary. Using...
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Story of the Week: Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Death Creates Supreme Court Opening

Sign up here to receive the Story of the Week in your inbox every Thursday. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death last Friday created an influential opening on the Supreme Court, setting a partisan power grab into motion and reframing the stakes of the 2020 presidential election. President...
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When a Supreme Court Battle is Just the Undercard

In a column last week about California’s wildfires, I referenced a recent poll from the respected Pew Research Center that found that climate change policy ranked eleventh of twelve issues in importance to voters in this campaign. The only thing that was less of a priority to respondents...
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Media Bias Alert: Biden, McConnell, Others Switch Stances on Supreme Court Vacancies

The Supreme Court vacancy left after Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s passing last Friday is up for grabs, and the media is all over it. Politicians and lawmakers from both parties are taking sides on whether to fill Ginsburg’s open seat before or after the 2020 presidential election . News reports...
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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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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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The Epoch Times Bias Rating Moved to Lean Right Following Review

AllSides recently analyzed the results from our latest blind bias survey of over 2,000 people across the political spectrum, and the results for The Epoch Times were notable. People from across the political spectrum on average rated The Epoch Times as on the borderline of a Lean Right...
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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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