Mashable Bias and Reliability


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Bias: Skews Left

Reliability: Generally Reliable/Analysis OR Other Issues


Ad Fontes Media rates Mashable in the Skews Left category of bias and as Generally Reliable/Analysis OR Other Issues in terms of reliability. Mashable is an international multi-platform media company that focuses on news of entertainment, tech, culture and science. It was founded in 2005 by 19-year-old Pete Cashmore in Scotland. It is now owned by Ziff Davis and based in New York City.

Overall Score

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

Reliability: 39.97

Bias: -9.44

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
Hurry, Bose QuietComfort II earbuds are down to their lowest price 0 38.33
How 'neurosculpting' can train your brain 0 44.67
Special counsel gets warrant to search Donald Trump's Twitter account -5.33 36
TikTok users' favorite moments from the TikTok congressional hearing -9.67 32.33
Surprise! Spectacular Webb telescope image just revealed by Biden -7 45
Elon Musk and Jack Dorsey debated Twitter's algorithm, and Musk was actually right -1.67 32.67
Libs of TikTok tweeted fake accusations about a school teaching second graders about furries -12.67 38.33
If talking to your racist friends and family has been impossible, try this instead -24 34
Activism -2 42
How to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day from home -8.33 43.67
What is Signal? The basics of the most secure messaging app. 1.67 45
Don't worry kids, Dr. Fauci said he vaccinated Santa Claus -4.67 38
Congress throws garbage copyright and streaming rules in with COVID relief bill -7 36
Congresswoman's good dog, named 'Fauci,' adorably interrupts CNN interview -3.67 40
Twitter now lets you 'turn off retweets' for accounts with bad taste 0 43
Hawaii's Kīlauea volcano awakes, awesomely fountains lava into the air 0 48.33
Ivanka Trump knows nothing about how greenhouse gases work -17 33
This was easily the warmest November on record -2.33 47
How parents can support the young activists in their lives -2.67 40.33
6 steps you can take to be an activist, no matter your age -7.33 39.33
This 22-year-old DACA recipient empowers undocumented youth and the immigrant community -8.67 42.67
How to delete your Instagram account. Bye, Mark Zuckerberg. 0 40.67
How to check if your mail-in ballot has been received and counted -5.33 45.33
Houston, there's a turd floating around the Moon – Space is Weird 0 38.33
Netflix's 'Song Exploder' is for music superfans, not casual listeners 0 35.33

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