CNBC Website Bias and Reliability


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Bias: Middle

Reliability: Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting


Ad Fontes Media rates CNBC (website) in the Middle category of bias and as Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting in terms of reliability. CNBC (website) is a business news TV channel and website owned by NBCUniversal News Group. Its coverage focuses on real-time financial market and business content. Founded in 1989, CNBC has headquarters in New Jersey and news bureaus worldwide.

Overall Score

The following are the overall bias and reliability scores for CNBC (website) according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 43.88

Bias: -1.62

Panels of analysts from Ad Fontes Media regularly review representative sample content to rate it for reliability and bias. Each panel of analysts comprises one left-leaning, one right-leaning, and one center-leaning analyst.

The team considers a variety of factors when rating content. To determine its reliability score, we consider the content’s veracity, expression, its title/headline, and graphics. We add each of these scores to the chart on a weighted scale, with the average of those creating the sample content’s overall reliability score.

To determine sample content’s bias score, we consider its language, its political position, and how it compares to other reporting or analysis from other sources on the same topic. We add each of these scores to the chart on a weighted scale, with the average of those creating the content’s overall bias score.

The bias rating, demonstrated on the Media Bias Chart®️ on the horizontal axis, ranges from most extreme left to middle 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.

Reliability scores for articles and shows are on a scale of 0-64. Scores above 40 are generally good; scores below 24 are generally problematic. Scores between 24-40 indicate a range of possibilities, with some sources falling there because they are heavy in opinion and analysis, and some because they have a high variation in reliability between articles.

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 minimally biased, equally balanced, or exhibiting a centrist bias.

Individual Content Sample Scores

These are the most recent content samples that Ad Fontes Media analysts have rated for this source.

Content Sample URL Bias Reliability
Oil prices ease, U.S. crude stock build fuels demand fears 0 44.33
Dollar waits on U.S. inflation reading, bitcoin tops $60,000 0 46.33
Philippines' Marcos says he remains firm in defending sovereignty 0 44.67
India and South Africa block major investment deal at WTO talks 0 41.67
CNBC Daily Open: Markets brace for Fed's key inflation gauge 0 44.33
The whole world is reaching all-time highs. Here’s what’s driving it 0 44.67
Cramer says Macy's turnaround plan could kickstart growth at the department store chain 0 41.33
Fraudster who peddled fake pre-IPO Airbnb stock falsely claimed to represent Egypt's Mansour family 0 47.33
Japan's economy unexpectedly slips into recession, hurt by weak domestic demand 0 45.67
Cisco CEO attributes light forecast to cautious customers and an 'inventory consumption issue' 0 42.67
Singapore trims 2023 economic growth to 1.1% as manufacturing sector contracts 0 43.33
SpaceX files to move incorporation site from Delaware to Texas 0 43.33
CNBC Daily Open: A bumpy ride to beating inflation 0 42.33
South Korea prepares $57 billion corporate financial support program 0 42.33
Japanese chipmaker Renesas to buy software company Altium for $5.9 billion 0 44.67
Dollar pauses as traders digest Fed comments; yen steady despite GDP surprise 0 44.33
TSMC shares hit record high after Morgan Stanley lifts client Nvidia's price target on AI chip demand 0 44
Oil prices edge up on Middle East risk 0 44
Stock gains to survive a market correction if rate cuts are delayed, one economist says 0 42.33
European markets mostly lower with earnings, U.S. inflation in focus 0 43.33
CNBC Daily Open: Key inflation data looms with rate cuts in focus 0 43
Travel giant TUI smashes earnings expectations as investors decide on London exit 0 44.67
India's lab-grown diamonds may be 'value for money,' but natural diamonds won't lose their sparkle 0 44
Tencent loses over $43 billion in market value after China proposes new online gaming rules 0 45.67
Gold gains as rising Fed rate cut bets boost appeal 0 43.67