These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes). The reporting is factual and usually sourced. These are the most credible media sources. See all Least Biased Sources.
Overall, we rate The Algemeen Dagblad or AD Least Biased based on story selection representing both sides and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH Country: Netherlands World Press Freedom Rank: Netherlands 5/180
Launched in 1946, The Algemeen Dagblad or ADis a Dutch daily tabloid newspaper-based in Rotterdam, Netherlands. It is published regionally as well as nationally in the Netherlands.
The Algemeen Dagblad or AD focuses on news, politics, sports, entertainment, business, and technology. The editor-in-chief of The Algemeen Dagblad or AD is Hans Nijenhuis.
AD is owned by Belgian publishing companyDPG Media and is published by PCM Uitgevers. Christian Van Thillo is Chief Executive Officer of DPG Media. AD’s revenue is derived through subscriptions and advertisements.
Analysis / Bias
In 2020, Reporters Without Borders ranked Netherlands 5/180 in their Press Freedom Index.Currently, the Prime Minister of the Netherlands is Mark Rutte who leans center-right(Conservative Liberalism is the equivalence of Center-Right in the USA) and he is also the leader of the People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy (VDV).
When it comes to sourcing, AD often hyperlinks to itself as well as to credible sources such as WHO and government agencies or universities such as the Institute for Security and Crisis Management COT. When covering world news, pertaining to the USA, they cover the Trump administration with a neutral tone such as in this article “Donald Trump: I am not responsible for incidents involving cleaning products”. In general, Algemeen Dagblad reports news factually and with minimal bias.
Failed Fact Checks
None to date
Overall, we rate The Algemeen Dagblad or AD Least Biased based on story selection representing both sides and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (M. Huitsing 5/10/2020)