SUMMA Essentials

CNET Bias and Reliability Overview

CNET (Computer Network) is a website that publishes reviews, news and analysis on technology and electronics. Founded in 1994, it is now owned by Red Ventures. In addition to the website, CNET shares information via video, podcasts and blogs. The website records approximately 94.1 million visits per month. Ad Fontes Media rates CNET 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 CNET’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 46.74

Bias: -0.69

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 URL Bias Reliability
Does your family qualify for the child tax credit? Income rules and more049
Google, Alphabet employees to form union so they have a 'meaningful say'-4.6748.67
Apple board adds Monica Lozano, education advocate and ex-journalist-146
New York car ownership jumps nearly 40% as pandemic creates mass transit worries-2.3345.67
I got the COVID-19 vaccine sooner than expected. Here's what it was like044
Here are the robots taking the virtual stage at CES 2021-0.3345
COVID-19 vaccine card is not an immunity passport. Here's the difference047.33
Here's why you should wear a mask even after getting COVID-19 or the vaccine046.67
Where to get a COVID-19 vaccine: Walmart, Walgreens, hospitals, more047.33
Inside the dystopian nightmare of an internet shutdown047.67
Recycling electronics: What to do with your old laptops, phones, cameras and batteries044.33
UPS, Amazon delivery drones are a step closer to reality with new US rules046.33
Trump signs stimulus bill ahead of government shutdown, releasing checks and aid047
Moved recently? How to tell the IRS, USPS where to send your next stimulus check048.33
Our Apollo-inspired dreams of living on the moon could still come true049.33
China's Chang'e 5 blasts off from lunar surface loaded with moon rocks050
Walmart Plus removes $35 minimum spend for free shipping049.67
Trump says he'll leave office if Electoral College formalizes Biden win-4.6746
Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine will go into use next week in the UK048.33
Homeland Security watchdog to examine agency's use of phone location data047.67
Best Buy flash sale: You've got 12 hours to score deals on Fitbit Versa 3, Theragun, earbuds and more038.67
Google researcher demonstrates iPhone exploit with Wi-Fi takeover0.6747
Trump threatens veto of defense bill unless Congress nixes Section 230-4.3349.67
How Boeing is building the world's most powerful deep-space rocket042
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