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Vox Bias and Reliability Overview

Vox is a news and opinion website founded in 2014 with the goal of providing “explanatory journalism” Founded by Ezra Klein, Melissa Bell and Matthew Yglesias, the site is part of Vox Media. The website records approximately 43 million visits each month. In addition to the website, Vox presents content on YouTube, podcasts and through a show on Netflix. Ad Fontes Media rates Vox 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 Vox’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 40.83

Bias: -10.97

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
Did the Covid-19 Olympics have to be a mess?-2.6737.67
As the pandemic wears on, some Americans could need booster shots043.33
A new bill would hold Facebook responsible for Covid-19 vaccine misinformation-6.3344.33
Democrats are going it alone on immigration reform-11.6737.33
Does Congress know what it would take to stop the next pandemic?-2.3344.33
Anti-abortion lawyers are finally being honest about what they want from the Supreme Court-10.6737
How Kevin McCarthy tried to sabotage the House January 6 investigation-11.3336.67
Most Americans like remote work — but Democrats like it more-6.6734.67
The US is bracing for a potential Haitian migrant crisis. Biden needs to step up.-22.3335.33
The wellness world’s conspiracy problem is linked to Orientalism-934.67
The right to vote is in jeopardy in the battleground state of Michigan-1143.67
From Macy’s to Albertsons, facial recognition is already everywhere-2.3342
Tennessee has one of the lowest vax rates. Republicans are working to make sure that stays the case.-14.430.8
The Texas GOP’s border wall fantasy-12.6733
One of Canada’s top climate officials is trying to save the planet — by leaving government-14.3338
Why food and housing assistance is essential for improving America’s health-940
“Race norming” and the long legacy of medical racism, explained-14.3340.33
Biden’s plan to make stuff cheaper-4.6743.67
Google is starting to warn users when it doesn’t have a reliable answer047.67
What Obamacare achieved — and didn’t-9.3340.67
What the Novavax vaccine means for the global fight against Covid-19-0.6746.67
Democrats are furious Trump’s DOJ got lawmakers’ data from Apple-7.6740
The Asian American wealth gap, explained in a comic-445.33
Chrissy Teigen’s fall from grace-9.6736
The richest colleges didn’t need to cut their budgets in the pandemic — but they did-5.6745
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