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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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: 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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Is Gillette’s New Ad Biased Against Men, or Championing Needed Social Change?

The new Gillette razor ad, titled “ We Believe: The Best Men Can Be ” has sparked intense debate over its perceived bias . Some are decrying the advertisement as being biased against men, while others are applauding the company’s efforts to affect social change. And of course, some...
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VIDEO: What is AllSides?

Each day, it seems there's another intense partisan fight heating up Congress or sparking ire on our social media feeds. How have we become so polarized? As described in our new video above, media bias — and the technology that enables it — is a huge factor. News, social media feeds and...
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News Posts With Moral and Emotional Language Spread Quickly, But Deepen Polarization

Social media sites are chock full of political discussions, disagreements, and debates. That holds especially true for Twitter, the popularity of which stems from a user’s ability to distill news and opinion into 280-character digestible bites. A team at New York University found that...
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