Factuality ScoreThe Ground News factuality score is an assessment of the reporting practices of a news publication. The score is based on the average rating of three rating systems: Ad Fontes Media, Media Bias Fact Check and Wikipedia.
The score takes into consideration things like the credibility of sources used, the speed at which corrections are made, and whether the language retains context. This score does not measure the factuality of specific news articles. The analysis is done at the publication level.
You might come across a news publication that has not been rated by one or two of these organizations, in which case we take an average of the ratings available. Some news organizations don’t have any ratings, and therefore aren’t included in the Factuality Score. These ratings are updated on an ongoing basis.
These publications rarely use credible sources and tend to leave out an important part of the story, causing the information to be misleading or downright false. They are unlikely to disclose either a mission statement or ownership information. These publications do not always use proper sourcing or may get their information from other mixed factuality sources. They may use loaded language that alters the context of facts and fail to correct false or misleading information. These publications use original reporting that is subsequently corroborated by additional sources. They make immediate corrections to incorrect information and use reasonable language that retains context.