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Sputnik International News Bias and Reliability Overview

Sputnik International News is a global news organization based in Moscow, Russia. It has offices in Washington, D.C.; Beijing, China; Berlin, Germany; Cairo, Egypt; London, England; and Edinburgh, Scotland. Coverage focuses on political and economic news, and information is published in more than 30 languages. Sputnik shares content via a newswire service, website and radio. The website records more than 66 million visits per month. Sputnik News was founded in 2014 by the Russian media group Rossiya Segodnya, which is owned and operated by the Russian government. The website records 66.8 million visits per month. Ad Fontes Media rates Sputnik International News 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 Sputnik International News’ overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 36.32

Bias: 8.81

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
Cuba Advises Tourists to Visit Island Without Dollars in Cash042.33
US Secretary of State Blinken Congratulates Russian Citizens on Russia National Day-0.3344
Shooting in Georgia's Savannah Leaves One Dead, Nine Injured, Including Toddler - Report045.67
Facebook Aggravates US Border Crisis by Allowing Human Trafficking Groups Pages Online - Report541.33
Donald Trump Says He's 'Writing Like Crazy' Amid Reports of His Dissatisfaction With Pence Book Deal-1.6739
Iranian Navy Ship in Atlantic Reportedly Carrying Fuel Alongside Armaments for Venezuela237
Biden Reportedly Refused to Hold Joint Presser With Putin to Avoid Helsinki Scenario9.6726
Texas Plans to Build Border Wall Following Migrant Influx and Biden Halting Trump's Policies8.3337.33
White House Area Cordoned Off as Four Separate Protests Hit Washington, DC - Photos, Video738.67
Bill Gates Says US Should Build New Nuclear Power Plants to Deal With Climate Change-6.3334.33
Putin and Biden to Hold Separate Pressers After Their Meeting in Geneva141.33
Biden Scraps Trump’s ‘National Garden of American Heroes’042
Cops Bust Suspects Accused of Throwing Pig's Head at Former Home of Chauvin Trial Participant-0.6745
US Wants Cybersecurity Boost Against Ransomware Attacks After Colonial Hacking041.33
US County School Board That Brands 'To Kill a Mockingbird' Racist Gets Savaged by Tucker Carlson20.3322.33
Biden Still Wants Summit With Putin Despite Tensions Over Ukraine632
Jen Psaki Admits Biden Advised to Avoid Impromptu Questions From Reporters11.3327.67
Ex-Pentagon Investigator Warns of Potential UFO-Related 'Intelligence Failure on Level of 9/11'039.33
Load of Crap: Michigan Resident Erects 'Fecal Fence' Amid Border Dispute With Neighbour045.33
US Completes DPRK Policy Review, Will Not Focus on Achieving 'Grand Bargain', White House Says045.67
Pentagon Halts US Border Wall Projects Using Diverted Funds-1.3347.33
Purrfect Addition to Family: Bidens Announce Cat Will Be Moving Into the White House051.33
GOP Rep Believes Republicans Could See 'Pressure' to Impeach Biden if They Flip House in 2022439.67
President Biden Issues Proclamation to Terminate National Emergency at US Border With Mexico-0.6743.33
Twitter Suspends Project Veritas Account For 'Violation of Rules'2.3335