Some Researchers Say Digital Echo Chambers Don't Exist. Is It True?

BBC News, which AllSides gives a Center media bias rating, recently published an article claiming that online echo chambers — or filter bubbles , the idea that people tend to encounter only ideas that align with their current beliefs online — may be a myth. The study the article...
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Left and Right Media Bias On Display in Economic Report

The Bureau of Economic Analysis released its quarterly report on gross domestic product Thursday morning, and media bias was apparent in the reports. All media outlets agreed the U.S. economy grew by 2.9 percent in 2018, yet reporters from the Left and Right painted the numbers...
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Hate Crimes Are Either Rare or Common, Depending on Your Bias

After the Jussie Smollett hate crime case was revealed to be a hoax, media outlets on both the left and the right seemed split as to whether or not hate crimes are a common or uncommon occurrence in the U.S. overall. In case you missed it, last week Jussie Smollett turned himself in after...
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Updated Media Bias Chart: Version 1.1

Earlier this month, we released Version 1 of the AllSides Media Bias Chart, which is based on over 600 AllSides media bias ratings. The media bias chart offers an easy way for you to identify political bias in the news, so you can avoid being misled and decide the truth for yourself. We...
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Story of the Week: Media Draws Scrutiny for Original Reporting on Jussie Smollett Case

Several media outlets and politicians came under fire this week for their sympathetic reporting on "Empire" star Jussie Smollett, who has now been charged with filing a false police report in fabricating a racist and homophobic hate crime. Many Left-leaning politicians and publications...
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Taking A Closer Look at the NPR News Media Bias Rating

After releasing version 1 of the AllSides media bias chart (stay tuned for Version 1.1, to be released soon), we received a lot of feedback from people who disagreed with the NPR online news Center media bias rating. Some readers said the outlet has a Left bias. On February 19, 2019, our...
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Story of the Week: Trump to Declare National Emergency for Border Wall

President Trump agreed to sign a spending bill to avoid another government shutdown but will declare a national emergency to fund the construction of a wall at the southern border. Many Democrats have condemned the move as autocratic and criticized his immigration policy as ineffective...
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Has the Age of Trump Artificially Moved Media Bias Ratings to the Left?

The majority of the mainstream media is left leaning, as you can see from AllSides’ media bias chart and nearly 600 media bias ratings. But in the age of Trump, is the media really left leaning, or do they simply appear left leaning in reaction to him — a president many perceive to be far...
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A "Center" Media Bias Rating Doesn't Mean What You Think It Means

Ever since AllSides released the very first version of its Media Bias Chart , we've been paying careful attention to reader feedback. And one of the most common pieces of feedback has been from people who just can't seem to understand why we rated certain media outlets as "Center." Here's...
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Story of the Week: Blackface Scandals, Sexual Assault Allegations Roil Virginia Politics

Virginia politics fell on a downward spiral this week with the Commonwealth's three leading politicians coming under fire: Gov. Ralph Northam (D) and Attorney General Mark Herring (D) admitted to wearing blackface in the 1980s, and a woman came forward detailing sexual assault allegations...
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Introducing the AllSides Media Bias Chart

Introducing the 2019 AllSides Media Bias Chart, an easy way for you to identify political bias in the news so you can be better equipped to navigate our increasingly polarized media landscape. (And don't miss our full and growing list of almost 600 media bias ratings ). Click here to...
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Story of the Week: Government Shutdown Ends as Border Wall Negotiations Continue

The longest government shutdown in history came to a close last Friday as President Trump agreed to sign a temporary spending bill while border wall negotiations continue. Some say that Trump lost the fight by caving to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi who would not agree to allot $5.7 billion...
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Story of the Week: Media Misfires on Covington Catholic Story

Media organizations across the aisle came under fire this week for depicting students from Covington Catholic High School as racist after a viral video showed them engaged in confrontation with tribal elder Nathan Phillips at the Indigenous Peoples March. The full video provided further...
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VIDEO: How AllSides Spots Media Bias

AllSides has rated the media bias of nearly 600 media outlets and writers, from The New York Times to The Blaze to BuzzFeed and everything between and beyond. We assess media outlets using a patented and transparent media bias rating methodology . Learn more about how we do it in the...
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Media Shows Bias for Outrage With Covington Catholic Story

Several media organizations and political pundits rushed to condemn students from Covington Catholic School who allegedly taunted a protester at the Indigenous Peoples March on Saturday, but new video footage casts doubt on the original narrative. The viral clip that made the rounds over...
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Podcast: AllSides CEO Talks Filter Bubbles, Media Bias, and What It's Like Being a Conservative in San Francisco

Quick…what's your go-to news source? How often do you search for alternative views on hot topics like the border wall, the Mueller investigation, or climate change? John Gable, co-founder of AllSides, appeared on Looking For AND podcast to discuss how filter bubbles can make you angry,...
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Story of the Week: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Proposes 70 Percent Marginal Tax Rate: Too Much or Just Right?

In an interview with Anderson Cooper, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez proposed a marginal tax rate of 70 percent on all earnings over $10 million to finance a "green new deal." Some have criticized the new lawmaker's economic policy as ineffective and have accused her of taking too drastic...
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