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RT Bias and Reliability Overview

RT (Russia Today) is a global news network of TV channels and digital platforms in six languages. RT is based in Moscow, Russia, and funded by the Russian government. Its RT America channel, launched in 2010, is registered as a foreign agent by the U.S. Department of Justice. RT America, based in Washington, D.C., records more than 171 million visits per month on its website. Ad Fontes Media rates RT in the skews right category of bias and as mixed reliability 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 RT’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 30.13

Bias: 14.33

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
Tara Reade: Sexual assault allegations are a career death sentence for anyone... except an establishment Democrat20.3323.33
Bomb squad deployed after driver claims explosives in car at main gate of Andrews, airbase hosting Air Force One (VIDEO)045.67
2yo girl hurt in Chicago drive-by shooting, hours after city’s gun violence left 5 teens & young boy with gunshot wounds-1.3340.67
‘Warms your heart to see’: American conservatives celebrate Israeli bombing of AP & Al Jazeera offices22.3321
Hawaii first state to declare climate emergency-10.6738.67
‘It's May Day, baby! Let's kill some cops!’: Trump supporter reportedly leaks audio recordings after infiltrating Antifa group728
‘Foreign adversary’ in US skies? Ex-Pentagon ‘UFO investigator’ warns odd sightings could mark ‘intel failure on level of 9/11’243.67
‘War on all fronts’: US media hype Al Qaeda threats just as Pentagon begins ‘pullout’ from Afghanistan-5.530
One and only no more? Dmitry Suslov, Deputy Director at the Centre for Comprehensive European and Int'l Studies at HSE3.6728
Neil Degrasse Tyson wants you to get curious again with his new book 'Cosmic Queries'035.67
The Derek Chauvin trial should be a referendum on police training, but instead is focused on race1327.67
Dazed, confused and dreaming of a future without a Republican Party? Biden’s first press conference should terrify all Americans21.3325.33
Revenge of the stairs: White House dismisses Biden stumble as minor mishap in windy weather, but some jokingly blame Kremlin932.67
As breastfeeding becomes chestfeeding to appease trans tyrants, women are erased from childbirth & we lurch ever closer to lunacy2724.67
Criminal probe into ‘attempts to influence’ 2020 US election in Georgia targets Trump, media claims-0.3345
13 GOP House members demand AOC apologize to Ted Cruz for accusing him of ‘attempted murder’1439.33
Democrats seek to strip Marjorie Taylor Greene of House committee assignments to negate ‘future harm’ from ‘QAnon Congresswoman’1818.33
CNN proves the left doesn’t believe in freedom of speech, only ‘freedom of reach’ as media targeted in wake of Capitol riot17.6724
National Guard to remain in Washington, DC until MARCH to provide security for impeachment trial – report11.6735.67
Trump to use millions in campaign cash, threat of third party to stop Republicans voting to impeach – reports0.3345
‘Badge of honor’: Arizona GOP censures state's governor and Rep. McCain for Trump opposition11.3342
California church known for anti-LGBT beliefs is BOMBED… and county official's answer is ‘unity’ to address ‘hate issues’15.6726.33
Irony meets hypocrisy? When it comes to UNION vote, Amazon argues that in-person ballots are crucial for valid & fair election12.3333.67
CrossTalk, QUARANTINE EDITION: New tyranny?14.3328.67
CrossTalk Bullhorns, QUARANTINE EDITION: Patriot Act 2.011.6730.33