AllSides gives BuzzFeed News a Left media bias rating.
In July 2019, AllSides conducted an editorial review and decided to shift BuzzFeed News' bias rating from Lean Left to Left, based on its exclusion of right-leaning perspectives and occasional misrepresentation of facts to support leftist points of view.
The AllSides team conducted an editorial review of BuzzFeed News in September 2018 and noted BuzzFeed never includes right-wing opinions or perspectives in its news coverage. At the time, we gave BuzzFeed a Lean Left rating.
Before AllSides changed the rating in July 2019, roughly 4,400 AllSides readers agreed with the media bias rating of Lean Left, while roughly 6,700 disagreed.
The 2014 Pew Research Study, Where News Audiences Fit on the Political Spectrum, found "those on the left of the ideological spectrum are overrepresented in [BuzzFeed's] audience (59%, compared with 38% of all respondents)." About 14% of BuzzFeed's audience holds right or right-of-center political values (compared with 38% of all respondents to the survey). Roughly 27% of BuzzFeed's audience is considered to have mixed or center-aligned political values (compared with 36% of all respondents to the survey).
About BuzzFeed News
BuzzFeed is a website that combines a technology platform for detecting viral content with an editorial selection process to provide a snapshot of "the viral web in realtime." It was co-founded in 2006 by Jonah Peretti (who is also co-founder of The Huffington Post). In 2012, Ben Smith of POLITICO was hired as editor-in-chief.