Mashable Bias and Reliability Overview

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, with websites focused on content in Australia; Benelux (Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg); India; Italy; Pakistan; Southeast Asia; United Kingdom; and the Middle East. The Mashable U.S. website records approximately 12 million visits per month. Ad Fontes Media rates Mashable in the skews left category of bias and as most reliable in terms of reliability.

Overall Score

A team of analysts at Ad Fontes Media regularly reviews articles and news programs to rate them in terms of bias and reliability. A weighted average of these ratings results in the overall score for the media source.

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

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

Reliability: 40.39

Bias: -10.23

Reliability scores for articles and shows are on a scale of 0-64. Scores above 24 are generally acceptable; scores above 32 are generally good.

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 the most neutral and/or balanced.

Individual Article Scores

The following articles were reviewed by Ad Fontes Media analysts on the basis of reliability and bias. Each article was reviewed by at least three analysts: one conservative, one liberal and one moderate.

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

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

Article URLBiasReliability
If talking to your racist friends and family has been impossible, try this instead-2434
How to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day from home-8.3343.67
What is Signal? The basics of the most secure messaging app.1.6745
Don't worry kids, Dr. Fauci said he vaccinated Santa Claus-4.6738
Congress throws garbage copyright and streaming rules in with COVID relief bill-736
Congresswoman's good dog, named 'Fauci,' adorably interrupts CNN interview-3.6740
Twitter now lets you 'turn off retweets' for accounts with bad taste043
Hawaii's Kīlauea volcano awakes, awesomely fountains lava into the air048.33
Ivanka Trump knows nothing about how greenhouse gases work-1733
This was easily the warmest November on record-2.3347
How parents can support the young activists in their lives-2.6740.33
6 steps you can take to be an activist, no matter your age-7.3339.33
This 22-year-old DACA recipient empowers undocumented youth and the immigrant community-8.6742.67
How to delete your Instagram account. Bye, Mark Zuckerberg.040.67
Houston, there's a turd floating around the Moon – Space is Weird038.33
Netflix's 'Song Exploder' is for music superfans, not casual listeners035.33