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 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 BuzzFeed News’ overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 43.85

Bias: -8.41

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
Biden Is Planning To Make Big Changes To How The US Handles Asylum-Seekers At The Border-744.33
Beto O'Rourke And Texas Democrats Are Demanding An Investigation Into The True Death Count Of The Winter Storm-1143.33
Fentanyl Is Spreading Nationwide And Will Lead To A “Fourth Wave” Of Overdose Deaths-6.3346.33
Republicans Removed Liz Cheney From Leadership For Refusing To Bow To Trump-3.3342.33
Gen Z Is Bringing Emo Back, But This Time It’s Not Just A Bunch Of White Dudes-6.3338.67
These Videos Show The Moment Officer Brian Sicknick Was Hit With A Chemical Spray At The Capitol-445.67
Biden Officials Are Considering A Process To Allow Some “Vulnerable” Immigrants To Avoid Trump-Era Border Restrictions-445.33
The NRA Has Imploded, But Republicans Are Ready To Hold The Line On Gun Control Without Them-745.67
My Mom Believes In QAnon. I’ve Been Trying To Get Her Out.-7.3337.33
Minneapolis Is Bracing For Protests During Derek Chauvin’s Trial. Activists Wanted To Help The City Prepare.-4.6743.33
Some Oath Keepers Say Its Founder Has Betrayed The Group’s Mission — And Them-1.6747.33
Biden’s Science Adviser Pick Is A Polarizing Figure-544.67
A Dozen National Guard Members Have Been Removed From Inauguration Duty-246
Inside The Fortress That Washington Has Become Ahead Of Biden’s Inauguration-142
People Are Really Mad About Facebook's Changes To WhatsApp's Privacy Policies048.33
US Solar Companies Rely On Materials From Xinjiang, Where Forced Labor Is Rampant-3.3340.33
Black Attorneys At The Justice Department Called Out The “Clear Disparity” In How White Capitol Rioters Were Treated-6.3339.67
Medical Records Can’t Explain “Havana Syndrome,” A Buried CDC Report Says-1.3351.33
No Charges Will Be Filed Against The Election Worker Who Incorrectly Threw Out Military Ballots-0.6748.33
The DHS Has Signed Unusual Agreements With States That Could Hamper Biden’s Future Immigration Policies-746.33
Some Black Officers Say Their Departments Ignored Their White Colleagues’ Radicalization-946.67
A Play-By-Play Of How The Trump Mob Got Into The Capitol-0.6753
Congress Has Stopped Negotiating On Coronavirus Aid, As Tens Of Millions Of People Remain Out Of Work-4.3350.33
Dinesh D’Souza’s Attacks On Kamala Harris Are Part Of A Bigger Problem In The Indian Community-19.3331.33
Facebook Arbiter Of Truth Already, Employees Say-10.6746.33