Forbes Bias and Reliability Overview

Forbes is a bi-weekly business magazine published in print and online. It publishes 40 global editions, with print subscriptions totaling more than 6 million, and its website recording 142 million visits monthly. Forbes was founded in 1917 by B.C. Forbes and is now led by editor-in-chief Steve Forbes. Ad Fontes Media rates Forbes as neutral 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 Forbes’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 43.62

Bias: -4.40

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
‘We All Got Played’: QAnon Followers Implode After Big Moment Never Comes-347.56
‘Derelict In His Duty’: Senate Republicans Warm To Convicting Trump As Trial Looms-4.547.11
D.C. Mayor Orders Curfew As Trump Supporters Storm Capitol Building048.88
Psychedelic Drugs Can Improve Quality Of Life - And Death - For Older Adults-344.79
Notes From The Cutting Edge: Israeli Researcher Dedi Meiri On Cannabis, Alzheimer’s And Dementia-347.12
More Than Juneteenth? What’s In Trump’s $500 Billion “Platinum Plan” For Black America0.6743.3
‘Lock Up The Bidens’: Trump Picks Target For Final Stretch – His Opponent’s Family-10.6743.85
All The Times Trump Compared Covid-19 To The Flu, Even After He Knew Covid-19 Was Far More Deadly-11.3348.72
Breathing And Your Brain: Five Reasons To Grab The Controls042.42
7 Tips To Make Your Meeting Moderators Better037.43
3 Marketing Mistakes Holding You Back From Hitting 7 Figures037.04
600 Physicians Say Lockdowns Are A ‘Mass Casualty Incident’1237.99
Council Post: Making The 'Pandemic Pivot' Without Losing Sight Of Your Strengths6.3340.7
The Growing List Of Ex-Trump Officials Who Now Denounce The President-3.6750.11
A $3 Trillion Global Infrastructure Market, Or A $21 Trillion Market?048.94
8 Thoughtful Ways To Remind Your Clients How Much They Mean To You037.09
Which Candidate Won The First Presidential Debate? [Infographic]-2.6746.84
Trump Said End Of Pandemic Was ‘In Sight’ Hours Before Testing Positive For Virus-249.43
Democrats Net Half A Billion Dollars On ActBlue In Two Weeks Since Ginsburg Death-351.47
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez And Jesús Garcia Call On SEC To Investigate Palantir Ahead Of Stock Market Debut-248.06
Trump Is ‘Single Largest Driver’ Of Covid-19 Misinformation, Cornell Study Finds-446.42
Trump Threatens To Issue Executive Order Preventing Biden From Being Elected President-10.3336.2
Trump Describes Journalist Hit By Rubber Bullet As ‘A Beautiful Sight’-1233.62
Trump Threatens To Issue Executive Order Preventing Biden From Being Elected President-11.6733.93
Amid Trump Tariffs, Farm Bankruptcies And Suicides Rise-6.6745.41