BuzzFeed News Bias and Reliability Overview

BuzzFeed News is a news website launched in 2012 that features original reporting and video programs. The platform is a division of BuzzFeed, a news and entertainment company based in New York City. The BuzzFeed News website records 27 million visits per month and has been a finalist for the Pulitzer Award twice. Ad Fontes Media rates BuzzFeed News as skews left in terms 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 BuzzFeed News’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 45.35

Bias: -10.17

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
A Play-By-Play Of How The Trump Mob Got Into The Capitol-0.6752.49
A Play-By-Play Of How The Trump Mob Got Into The Capitol-0.6752.49
Congress Has Stopped Negotiating On Coronavirus Aid, As Tens Of Millions Of People Remain Out Of Work-4.3349.77
Dinesh D’Souza’s Attacks On Kamala Harris Are Part Of A Bigger Problem In The Indian Community-19.3331.08
Facebook Arbiter Of Truth Already, Employees Say-10.6746.16
Kamala Harris Is Eligible To Be Vice President. Some Republicans Are Pretending She Isn't.-9.6730.61
Black Lives Matter: Newly Released Documents Reveal How The Feds Were Monitoring Protests-1334.98
The New York Attorney General Is Suing To Dissolve The NRA Over Financial Mismanagement-449.51
The Man Arrested For Allegedly Killing Three Friends Who Went Fishing Is "Pure Evil," Sheriff Says046.23
A Federal Judge Temporarily Barred The Release Of NYPD Disciplinary Records-748.93
Democrats Who Really Like More Than One Presidential Candidate Have Found A Temporary Solution: Give Them All Money-1040.08
ICE Deported The Husband Of A Soldier Killed In Afghanistan, Then Quickly Reversed Its Decision-8.544.05
Notre Dame Cathedral Staff Couldn't Find The Fire For 23 Minutes After The First Alarm Went Off-255.77
US Measles Outbreaks Are The New Normal, Experts Say044.18
A Judge Has Ruled That Trump’s Transgender Military Ban Can’t Take Effect Yet After All-9.3347.89
A 40-Year-Old Mexican Immigrant Died In US Custody — The Fourth Death In Recent Months-1749.19
It Just Got Easier To Spend Your Money On Instagram-5.6749.64
The DC Circuit Ruled That Robert Mueller Was “Properly Appointed”-2.2551.11
Thousands Of Immigrant Children Say They Have Been Sexually Abused While In US Custody-3.2550.11
Ohio Will Consider Moving Back Its 2020 Presidential Primary-5.7531.69
A Republican Member Of Congress Accused Michael Cohen Of Having An Affair, Raising Questions About Witness Intimidation-1146.49
Trump Suggested Experts Find A Way To Inject Light Or Disinfectants Into Human Bodies To Kill The Coronavirus-846.17
Thousands Of People Showed Up In Richmond For A Peaceful Pro-Gun Rally Officials Feared Would Be Violent-7.6248.81