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Mic Bias and Reliability Overview

Mic is a news and opinion website dedicated to help “young readers process the present.” Content categories include innovation, wellbeing, culture and election, in addition to current events. Based in New York City, Mic was founded in 2011 and is owned by Bustle Digital Group, a publisher focused on content for Millennials and Gen Z. The website records approximately 1.78 million visits per month. Ad Fontes Media rates Mic 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 Mic’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 39.57

Bias: -15.40

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
The messy politics of 'Wonder Woman 1984'-30.3332.33
When is it time to cut off a toxic family member?-2.6737.33
How to host Thanksgiving responsibly, according to an epidemiologist044
Our uncomplicated love of Alex Trebek038.33
Trump is reportedly serious about pardoning himself. Can he get away with it?-17.3334.33
What is the future of political comedy in a post-Trump world?-14.3332.33
How difficult will Trump's environmental horrors be for a Biden administration to fix?-1441.75
Meet all 21 openly trans candidates running for office this fall-12.547.5
Mitch McConnell is reportedly ready to stonewall a potential President Biden-15.6741
Trump has not won, no matter what he says-6.6742.33
Once again, the youth vote could save us all-1237.33
Amy Coney Barrett's nomination is steamrolling ahead-9.6746
The second presidential debate was relatively quiet. Did that help anyone?-12.3336.33
Mark Meadows, White House chief of staff: "We're not going to control the pandemic"-12.3344.33
Prisons are a public health crisis, the American Public Health Association says-24.6739.67
ICE arrested 2,000 undocumented immigrants in six weeks-7.6740.33
Conservative sheriff urges Kyle Rittenhouse wannabes to "have a plan" for killing protesters-19.1731.83
Can there be a Song of the Summer in a year without a summer?035
New Orleans' artist BMike on art as a tool for survival-841.17
Greenland's ice sheet lost over a billion tons of ice per day in 2019-4.6749
‘Patriot Act With Hasan Minhaj’ won't return to Netflix. Here are 6 essential segments-18.3339
Beirut's port explosion turned citizens' resilience into rage-7.3337
I went to a drive-in Lil Yachty concert and it was glorious and weird-436
Texas GOP. Rep. Louie Gohmert, staunch mask shunner, tests positive for coronavirus-17.1140.78
Meet the man trying to send a warning about history's worst tragedies back to 1935-1.2541
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