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Boing Boing Bias and Reliability Overview

Boing Boing is a website that features articles about technology, science fiction, gadgets and unique news of the day. It started as a cyberpunk zine in 1988, then moved online in 1995 and became a weblog in 2000. The website is a publication of Happy Mutants LLC and records approximately 4.2 million visits per month. Boing Boing also produces an in-flight TV channel on Virgin America planes. Ad Fontes Media rates Boing Boing in the skews left category of bias and as most reliable in terms of reliability.

Overall Score

A team of analysts at Ad Fontes Media regularly reviews articles and news programs to rate them in terms of bias and reliability. A weighted average of these ratings results in the overall score for the media source.

The bias rating, demonstrated on the Media Bias Chart®️ on the horizontal axis, ranges from most extreme left to neutral to most extreme right. The reliability rating, demonstrated on the chart’s vertical axis, rates sources on a scale from original fact reporting to analysis, opinion, propaganda and inaccurate/fabricated information.

The following are Boing Boing’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 39.12

Bias: -7.05

Reliability scores for articles and shows are on a scale of 0-64. Scores above 24 are generally acceptable; scores above 32 are generally good.

Bias scores for articles and shows are on a scale of -42 to + 42, with higher negative scores being more left, higher positive scores being more right, and scores closer to zero being the most neutral and/or balanced.

Individual Article Scores

The following articles were reviewed by Ad Fontes Media analysts on the basis of reliability and bias. Each article was reviewed by at least three analysts: one conservative, one liberal and one moderate.

The team considers a variety of factors when rating a news article. To determine its reliability score, we consider the article’s veracity, expression, and its headline and graphics. We add each of these scores to the chart on a sliding scale, with the average of those creating the article’s overall reliability score.

To determine an article’s bias score, we consider its language, its political position and how it compares to other stories from other sources on the same topic. We add each of these scores to the chart on a sliding scale, with the average of those creating the article’s overall bias score.

Article URL Bias Reliability
Gab's 'Real Donald Trump' is actually a fake Donald Trump-2.3342
The new Britney Spears documentary offers a surprising angle for exploring disability rights-441.67
Rep. Ron Wright first member of congress to die from Covid-19049.33
It took some effort, but I have finally achieved over 35,000 Unread Work Emails. (and 100,000 Personal Ones)032.67
No-masker arrested at supermarket can't stop scolding cops who handcuff and arrest her-531.33
Parler wanted Donald Trump, who demanded an ownership stake, which didn't happen-4.3332.33
Capitol riot's "bullhorn lady" taken into custody-333
Marjorie Taylor Greene stripped of committee assignments-6.6731
Biden on Trump: 'No need for him to have the intelligence briefings'-5.6730.67
Fox News dumps Lou Dobbs in wake of huge lawsuit-7.6744.33
GOP leaders grovel to Trump as impeachment hopes fade-9.6735.67
U.S. military vows to cleanse armed forces of extremists and white supremacists-5.3346.67
Electronic voting systems maker Smartmatic sues Fox News, Rudy Giuliani for $2.7 billion over election-rigging claims-1.6747.67
'Q Shaman' Capitol attacker Jacob Chansley moved to Alexandria, VA jail, federal judge orders authorities to give him organic food while in custody-3.3341.67
Catholic Priests used to perform abortions, and it was considered a lesser sin than fornication-10.3340.33
RONNA GOT RONA: RNC chair Ronna McDaniel has coronavirus-11.6745.67
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