These media sources are slightly to moderately conservative in bias. They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes) to favor conservative causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information, but may require further investigation. See all Right-Center sources.
- Overall, we rate ABC Spain Right-Center biased based on story selection and editorial positions that moderately favor the right. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: Spain 29/180
Founded in 1903, by Torcuato Luca de Tena y Álvarez-Ossorio. ABC is a Spanish newspaper headquartered in Madrid, Spain. ABC has eleven editions with Madrid and Seville being most prominent. ABC provides local and international news on topics such as politics, government, culture, social issues, and sporting events. The director of ABC is Bieito Rubido Ramonde.
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Funded by / Ownership
ABC is currently owned by Vocento. Vocento has several shareholders through several companies and none of them holds a dominant position. For example, one of the large shareholders of Vocento is Ybarra family through company Mezouna S.A. The Chairman of the Board of Directors of Vocento is D. Ignacio Ybarra Aznar and revenue is derived from subscriptions and advertising.
Analysis / Bias
ABC is known as Spain’s conservative newspaper of record.
In review, Spanish national news is reported with relatively low bias with articles and headlines such as this Madrid prepares a “return operation” for the return to normality in September. International news is provided through correspondents in other countries as well as newswire services such as AFP.
Editorially, the paper holds a conservative perspective with favorable reports on the Catholic Church “Self confessionals” in the US: a priest hears confessions from the car for the coronavirus and frequent criticism of socialism The Valencian Socialists, against the Monarchy: “There is no room for Kings that nobody has voted. When reporting on USA politics, there is a reasonable balance with slightly more negative toward Trump The great march against racism turns into a repudiation of Trump. In general, the news is reported factually and with a right-leaning conservative bias.
Failed Fact Checks
Overall, we rate ABC Spain Right-Center biased based on story selection and editorial positions that moderately favor the right. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (M. Huitsing 8/29/2020)
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