Platform Health Metrics > Iffy Quotient
How Many Sites are Unclassified by Media Bias/Fact Check?
Media Bias/Fact Check has not investigated every site. Sites that do not appear on any of the MBFC lists we classify as "Unknown", neither "Iffy" nor "OK". If MBFC doesn't keep up with new sites, over time we would mistakenly misclassify more and more of the truly Iffy sites as unknown. To check for that possibility, the graphs below track the fraction of unknown URLs.
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As a supplementary analysis, we also compute an engagement-weighted version of the Iffy Quotient. Rather than treating all popular URLs as equal, we weight them by the estimated engagement scores that NewsWhip provides us. The denominator, then, is the sum of engagement scores for the top 5,000 URLs, and the numerator is the sum of engagement scores for those URLs that are from Iffy sites.
A comparison of the Iffy Quotient based on URL counts vs. engagement scores.