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South China Morning Post Bias and Reliability Overview

South China Morning Post is a newspaper and website that offers news and analysis on stories important to Southeast Asia. Its mission is to “lead the global conservation about China.” The newspaper, founded in 1903, is based in Hong Kong and published in English, with a circulation of approximately 100,000. The website averages more than 26.3 million visits per month. Ad Fontes Media rates South China Morning Post 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 South China Morning Post’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 41.97

Bias: -3.34

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
Second teenager charged over London shooting of Black Lives Matter activist Sasha Johnson-0.6746
Unnamed bidder pays US$28 million to join Jeff Bezos on Blue Origin space flight next month046.67
US-China tech war: Huawei is still on the hook as Joe Biden fine-tunes America’s competitive strategy with Beijing044.33
In an overstimulated US economy, will inflation really be transitory?6.3338.67
Science must drive any investigation into the origin of Covid-19-3.6736.33
Fully vaccinated people can stop wearing masks indoors, says US CDC046
US needs new legal tools to combat China threats, says trade chief Katherine Tai-242.33
Servers of Colonial Pipeline hacker Darkside taken down by unknown actors1.3343.67
US issues national terrorism alert, warning extremists may strike as coronavirus restrictions ease-3.6743.33
WHO Wuhan coronavirus mission over but much more work still to do-146.33
Covid-19 research shows downsides of face shields and valve masks-151.67
Coronavirus death rate may be as bad – or worse – than for Spanish flu-6.3337.67
Bitter Trump could punish China and Hong Kong in event of US election defeat, sanctions expert warns-8.6729.33
Could Russia side with the US and India against China?-3.3340.33
Taiwanese military releases video of troops ‘fending off attack from Chinese mainland’-4.3339.33
South China Sea: ‘If China attacks our navy, we’ll call the US’, Philippines says1.3350.67
Chinese diplomat pictured walking on locals’ backs highlights Pacific power struggle-2.3353.33
China: America’s hidden target in Trump’s ‘historic’ Israel-UAE deal?-3.3344
Coronavirus: South Korea tightens curbs on cram schools, restaurants; Japan grabs 521 million vaccine doses-148
Coronavirus: Hong Kong records 13 new Covid-19 cases as health authorities set up more than 100 booths for mass testing-0.3348
China coronavirus investigation team and date of visit still to be decided-1.6749
Four more years: why America is likely to vote for Donald Trump after all-0.6737.33
Why the yuan could soon shake off its sluggishness against the US dollar-1.6740.33
Detained Chinese scientist Tang Juan to be released on bail as defence cites coronavirus risk-3.6748.67
Donald Trump’s national security adviser calls Beijing’s South China Sea claims ‘ridiculous’-3.6745