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Financial Times Bias and Reliability Overview

Financial Times is an international newspaper based in London that focuses on economics and business issues, in addition to current events. The newspaper was founded in 1888 as the London Financial Guide and is now owned by Nikkei, a Japanese company. The Financial Times has 740,000 digital subscribers and 169,000 in print subscriptions. Ad Fontes Media rates Financial Times in the middle 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 Financial Times’ overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 45.06

Bias: -3.80

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 URLBiasReliability
EU leaders clash with Orban over LGBTI+ rights-244.67
Bitcoin and the wealthy045.33
China’s tech workers pushed to their limits by surveillance software047.67
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Rich countries should reassign funds to Africa as the path out of Covid-4.3339.33
Boris Johnson plays down Biden’s removal of Churchill bust as he seeks to build UK-US relations038
Bidenomics is off to a good start-2.6739.33
Biden opens a new era of American energy0.6749.67
China imposes sanctions on Trump officials including Mike Pompeo049.33
Black Americans like me expect Joe Biden to deliver-23.3330.67
QAnon in crisis as day of reckoning fails to materialise-640.67
Trump exits White House after pardoning ex-strategist Bannon-544
Pompeo tries to pin Biden down with parting foreign policy blitz-3.3344.67
Biden to unwind Trump agenda with raft of executive orders-2.3347
Putin critic Navalny detained on his return to Russia-2.3347.67
US personal income falls after lapse of Covid benefits-149.6
Bidenomics: sharp shift to left touts workers over wealth-6.547.25
Volvo Cars ready to sell CO2 credits to rivals as hybrid sales soar050
ilver Lake and Mubadala: back scratching041.75
New US jobless claims dip below 1m for first time since March442.33
Inside Joe Biden’s race of a lifetime-8.3343
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