TechCrunch Bias and Reliability Overview

TechCrunch reports on the business of the tech industry through its website, videos and podcasts. The company is known for sponsoring an annual technology conference, TechCrunch Disrupt, in the U.S., Europe and China. Headquartered in the San Francisco Bay area of California, TechCrunch was launched in 2005 and is now part of Verizon Media. The site records approximately 17.4 million visits per month. Ad Fontes Media rates TechCrunch in the middle 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 TechCrunch’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 46.19

Bias: -0.28

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
Daily Crunch: Ray-Ban Stories smart glasses are latest step in Facebook’s AR ambitions – TechCrunch045
Tesla taps tiny startup’s tech to build cheaper, cleaner batteries – TechCrunch044.67
Jack Ma’s absence from public eye sparks Twitter discussions – TechCrunch048.67
FBI, NSA say ongoing hacks at US federal agencies ‘likely Russian in origin’ – TechCrunch047.67
Twitter bots and memorialized users will become ‘new account types’ in 2021 – TechCrunch-0.6749.67
Lt. Gen. John Thompson explains how startups can interact with the Space Force – TechCrunch049
Amazon’s Halo fitness tracker raises privacy concerns for Amy Klobuchar – TechCrunch-1.2543.25
TikTok launches its first personalized annual recap feature, ‘Year on TikTok’ – TechCrunch043.67
Google expands its cloud with new regions in Chile, Germany and Saudi Arabia – TechCrunch048.67
The new stimulus bill makes illegal streaming a felony – TechCrunch-141
NASA opens new launchpad at Kennedy Space Center meant to serve multiple commercial launch customers – TechCrunch048
Elon Musk claims he tried selling Tesla to Apple but Tim Cook wasn’t interested – TechCrunch044
TaskRabbit is resetting customer passwords after finding ‘suspicious activity’ on its network – TechCrunch044.67
What a Facebook Photos product manager thinks about antitrust – TechCrunch2.6742.67
Remembering the startups we lost in 2020 – TechCrunch047
Twitter’s POTUS account will reportedly be reset to zero followers when Biden takes over – TechCrunch-4.3344.33
Twitter may let users choose how to crop image previews after bias scrutiny – TechCrunch-0.6749.67
Daily Crunch: Google commits $1B to pay publishers051
Digital vote-by-mail applications in most states are inaccessible to people with disabilities – TechCrunch045