Apple News

AllSides Media Bias Rating™: Lean Left
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The bias meter value for Apple News is -1.63. -6 is the furthest "Left" value and 6 is the furthest "Right" value.
-1.63
Lean Left What does this mean?

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  • AllSides has medium confidence in this bias rating.

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Apple News
Apple News
Bias Rating Lean Left
Type News Media
Region National
Website apple.com/apple-news
What a Lean Left Bias Rating Means

The source displays media bias in ways that moderately align with liberal, progressive, or left-wing thought and/or policy agendas.

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About Apple News's Bias Rating

Apple News is a news media source with an AllSides Media Bias Rating™ of Lean Left.

What a "Lean Left" Rating Means

Sources with an AllSides Media Bias Rating of Lean Left display media bias in ways that moderately align with liberal, progressive, or left-wing thought and/or policy agendas. A Lean Left bias is a moderately liberal rating on the political spectrum.

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Apple News Rated Lean Left: July 2023 AllSides Analysis

In July 2023, AllSides conducted a bias analysis of Apple News and determined it has a Lean Left bias. The analysis found 53% of news articles displayed on Apple News were from news sources with an AllSides Media Bias Rating™ on the left, and just 1% from sources on the right. 

Overall, 44% of the curated news sources were Lean Left-rated, 9% were Left-rated, 25% were Center-rated, 1% were Right-rated, and 0% were Lean Right-rated. Twenty-one percent were not rated by AllSides.

Out of 252 total articles analyzed from Apple’s “Top Stories” and “Trending Stories” sections, the five news sources that appeared most often were The Wall Street Journal, CNN, The Washington Post, NBC News, and The Guardian. No sources on the right were among the top 10 outlets displayed on Apple News’ “Top Stories” and “Trending Stories” sections.

In the “Top Stories” section, 56% of outlets were Lean Left-rated, 10% were Left-rated, 21% were Center-rated, 1% were Right-rated, and 0% were Lean Right-rated. Thirteen percent were not rated. 

In Apple News’ “Trending Stories” section, 31% were Lean Left-rated outlets, 8% were Left-rated outlets, 29% were Center-rated outlets, 2% were Right-rated outlets, 0% were Lean Right-rated,and 29% were unrated outlets.

Learn more about the AllSides Apple News Bias Analysis™ and get full results here.

AllSides has found the majority of news aggregators analyzed Lean Left, including Google News, Apple News, and Bing News.

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Community Feedback

Feedback does not determine ratings, but may trigger deeper review.

As of April 2024, people have voted on the AllSides Media Bias Rating for Apple News. On average, those who disagree with our rating think this source has a Lean Left bias.

Confidence Level

Confidence is determined by how many reviews have been applied and consistency of data.

As of April 2024, AllSides has medium confidence in our Lean Left rating for Apple News. An Editorial Review or Blind Bias Survey has affirmed this rating, or multiple reviews have returned differing results. If we perform more bias reviews and gather consistent data, this confidence level will increase.