AllSides Media Bias Chart: Version 2 | Updated Media Bias Ratings

It's here! Version 2 of The AllSides Media Bias Chart features even more outlets than Versions 1 and 1.1 , and we've changed the bias ratings for a number of outlets. The AllSides Media Bias Chart helps you to easily identify different perspectives so you can get the full picture and...
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Media Bias Alert: Whether Protests Spread Coronavirus Depends On Your Bias

For months, Americans were told by public health officials to avoid mass gatherings and stay home in order to stop the spread of the novel COVID-19 coronavirus . Many states explicitly banned gatherings over a certain number of people — usually 10 to 25 people — and many local and state...
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Media Bias Alert: Reporting Differs in Incident with St. Louis Couple, Protesters

Media bias occurred over the weekend after a viral video showed a St. Louis couple displaying guns in front of their house on Sunday and telling Black Lives Matter protesters to leave their private street. Protesters had entered a gate to march toward the mayor’s house to hold a...
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Media Bias Alert: Left, Right Coverage Differs on Obama-Era Transgender Rule Reversal

On June 12, the Department of Health and Human Services reversed an Obama-era rule regarding religious freedom and healthcare access for transgender individuals under the Affordable Care Act. Sources rated as being on either side of the AllSides media bias spectrum reported on the news...
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Media Bias Alert: NPR Comes Clean About Fake News — Almost

An AllSides reader recently wrote in to point out an apparent case of media bias by NPR online news , which AllSides gives a media bias rating of Center (though close to Lean Left ). In a now-deleted tweet, NPR ran the headline: “Right-wing extremists are turning cars into weapons, with...
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Univision, Telemundo Accused of Racial Bias

Since recent rioting and protesting began in the wake of George Floyd’s death at the hands of police, media outlets across the spectrum have been accused of many types of bias. While these biases often favor one political party or political movement, some claim that coverage of the unrest...
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Media Bias Alert: Were London Protests and Riots “Largely Peaceful”?

After protests and riots erupted in London over the weekend, seemingly inspired by similar gatherings in the U.S. over alleged racism in policing , some Twitter users pointed out apparent media bias in a BBC headline. “27 police officers injured during largely peaceful anti-racism...
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Fake News Alert: Fact-checking What Trump Actually Said About Disinfectant

During the White House coronavirus press briefing on April 23, President Donald Trump set off a firestorm of mudslinging and misinformation when he inquired about possibly using disinfectant to treat people with COVID-19. Fact checkers were all over the place after Trump made the comments...
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Updated Media Bias Ratings: AP, The Hill, NPR, Washington Examiner, Washington Post

AllSides has rated the bias of over 600 media outlets , which are fluid and subject to change. We recently conducted a blind bias survey to review the bias of the Associated Press , The Hill , NPR online news , Washington Examiner , and Washington Post . For this blind bias survey, we...
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Media Bias Alert: N.Y. Times Edits Biden Investigation — After Biden Campaign Complains

One of the country’s most powerful newspapers published an investigation of a sexual assault allegation against a top presidential candidate. When the candidate’s campaign complained about how the investigation worded detail of some of the candidate’s previously-known inappropriate...
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5 Tools to Avoid Media Manipulation This Election Year

As the 2020 presidential election ramps up, you may find yourself overwhelmed. Political ads, viral memes, heated commentators, social media sparring — there’s plenty of noise in a nation that seems deeply divided about the direction of our country, and everyone seems to be trying to sway...
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Fact Check: Coronavirus Viral Rumor Rundown

Editor's Note: Our friends at the News Literacy Project have curated examples of rumors and fake news when it comes to the COVID-19 coronavirus. Check out the examples below, and share on Facebook and Twitter to alert your friends. Coronavirus Viral Rumor Rundown NO: COVID-19 does not...
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Media Bias Alert: Media Ignores Coronavirus Death Rates to Attack Governors

Even in this time of crisis and death, some in the news media launched partisan attacks on Republican governors regardless of actual data, including how many people have died. We see this in the media all the time: journalists often cherry-pick commentary and data to support the side they...
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