Engadget Bias and Reliability

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Bias: Middle

Reliability: Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting

Overview

Ad Fontes Media rates Engadget in the Middle category of bias and as Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting in terms of reliability. Engadget is an online technology blog that presents news on gaming, gear, products and entertainment, in addition to product reviews. Engadget was founded in 2004 by former Gizmodo editor Peter Rojas. Operated by Yahoo, the website records approximately 30.26 million visits per month. Information also is presented via a podcast and videoblogs.

Overall Score

The following are the overall bias and reliability scores for Engadget according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 44.62

Bias: -3.24

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
Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover has already emboldened the trolls -10.67 36.67
Sen. Wyden urges government to boost broadband speed targets 0 48
Ford's F-150 Lightning Pro comes with a $50,000 extended range option 0 42.67
Russia makes good on its threat to fine Google over 'illegal' internet content 0 46.33
Russia and China want to build an 'international' station on the Moon 0 45.33
Twitter sues Texas AG alleging political retaliation for Trump ban -6.67 44
Twitter's pandemic growth is slowing down 2 47.67
NASA taps SpaceX to bring its Gateway station to the Moon 0 50
Florida city attacked by a hacker trying to poison its drinking water -1.33 48.67
Facebook is finally banning vaccine misinformation -3.33 47
Facebook bans account of TV network associated with Myanmar military 0.67 45.33
Wikipedia's new code of conduct targets harassment and misinformation 0 46.33
YouTube and Search continue to make Alphabet tons of money 0 44.67
SpaceX SN9 Starship test ends in another fiery inferno 0 42.33
TikTok owner ByteDance sues Tencent in China 0 45.33
Apple AirPods with wireless charging case drop to $151 on Amazon 0 33.67

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