Audit: Google Heavily Favors CNN and Left Media in Mass Shooting Coverage

RESEARCH REPORT The days following two tragic mass shootings in Dayton, OH and El Paso, TX were extremely active for newsrooms nationwide. But readers who used Google to learn about the shootings may have seen an overwhelming majority of news from left-leaning media sources — CNN, the New...
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President Trump Tweets About Media Bias in Wake of Mass Shootings

President Trump tweeted about media bias following two mass shootings that occurred over the weekend in Dayton, OH and El Paso, TX. The shootings had claimed 29 lives as of Monday afternoon. The Media has a big responsibility to life and safety in our Country. Fake News has contributed...
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A House Divided: Polarization, Media Bias, and Why You Should Care

The following is a guest post from Et Socialum.com. Birds of a Feather Regardless of where you are on the political spectrum, it’s a good bet that most of the people you interact with share many of your beliefs. Republicans flock to Republicans – Democrats flock to Democrats. If this is...
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Media Bias Revealed in Coverage of Violent Portland Rally

Media reports surrounding a Portland rally in which the presence of far-right and far-left groups resulted in violence — including the beating of a journalist — have much to reveal about media bias. A video Oregonian reporter Jim Ryan posted to Twitter during the demonstration on Saturday...
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We Polled Our Twitter Followers During the Democratic Debates. Here's What They Think About Healthcare, Student Debt and More

The first Democratic debate had Twitter ablaze on Wednesday and Thursday nights. Ten candidates debated on the first night, with the other 10 debating on night two. AllSides live tweeted the event, and conducted a number of polls to see how our followers felt about some key issues. Let’s...
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Project Veritas Story on Google Bias Reveals Left/Right Divide

This morning, YouTube, which is owned by Google, removed a video created by Project Veritas, a nonprofit founded by conservative James O’Keefe that is dedicated to exposing corruption. The video showed undercover footage of Google executive Jen Gennai discussing the tech giant’s search...
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American Airlines CEO Sounds Warning About Political Polarization and Technology That Divides Us

“Polarization stifles healthy debate, free thinking and compromise, and replaces them with rhetoric, groupthinking, and anger.” Doug Parker, chairman and CEO of American Airlines, recently gave the graduation keynote speech for Southern Methodist University’s class of 2019 — and his...
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Is CNN Fake News?

Is CNN fake news? President Donald Trump famously told a CNN reporter, “You’re fake news” in January 2017. Fake news is now a term that has been used countless times by the media, political leaders, commentators and everyday people. People from all sides of the political spectrum believe...
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Story of the Week: Did the Media Blow It on the Mueller Report?

Special Counsel Robert Mueller found no evidence of collusion between Russia and the 2016 Trump campaign, but the report "does not exonerate" President Trump on obstruction of justice, according to Attorney General William Barr. Some criticized the mainstream media's original reporting on...
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“Offense Archaeology:” How Digging Up Past Sins Became a Political Weapon for the Left and the Right

Last week, nonprofit Media Matters for America, which AllSides gives a media bias rating of Far Left, unearthed statements Fox News host Tucker Carlson (Far Right media bias) made on a shock jock radio show between 2006 and 2011. The reveal was designed to put pressure on advertisers to...
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Political Polarization in America, in Two Fascinating Charts

Polarization in America is something I've been able to get a clear sense of when reading the news or checking social media, but ever since I saw these two charts illustrating the problem, I haven't been able to get them out of my head. The first, from The Economist (Lean Left media bias...
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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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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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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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