CNN (Online News)

AllSides Media Bias Rating™: Lean Left
The bias meter value for CNN (Online News) is -1.30. -6 is the furthest "Left" value and 6 is the furthest "Right" value.
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CNN (Online News)
CNN (Online News)
Bias Rating Lean Left
Type News Media
Region National
Owner Turner Broadcasting System
Established 1980
Twitter @CNN
Facebook cnn
Wikipedia CNN (Online News)
What a Lean Left Bias Rating Means

The source displays media bias in ways that moderately align with liberal, progressive, or left-wing thought and/or policy agendas.

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About CNN (Online News)'s Bias Rating

CNN (Online News) is featured on the AllSides Media Bias Chart™.

CNN (Online News) is a news media source with an AllSides Media Bias Rating™ of Lean Left.

From 2017 to 2021, the bias of CNN's web news shifted significantly, from Center, to Lean Left, to Left. CNN, its employees, and its content are commonly associated with liberal media bias by voices across the political spectrum in the public discourse.

NOTE: This rating is not for CNN's TV/broadcast content, nor its opinion/editorial content. This bias rating reflects the online, written news content available on only. AllSides does not rate broadcast content for any outlet. We also provide a separate media bias rating for CNN's Opinion/Editorial content here.

We split our bias ratings for CNN Web News and CNN Opinion/Editorial on December 21st, 2017, because they were significantly different; read our explanation here. In January 2021, we determined the bias of CNN's news content and editorial content matched, and were both rated Left.