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 appealing 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 BOOMLIVE Right-Center biased based on a reluctance to directly fact check the right-leaning government. We also rate them High for factual reporting as the fact-checks they conduct are sourced properly and evidence-based.
Bias Rating: RIGHT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: India (142/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Established in 2014, BOOMLIVE is an IFCN certified fact-checking site headquartered in Mumbai, India. Its founder is Govindraj Ethiraj. He is also the founder of IndiaSpend. According to their about page, BOOMLIVE’s mission is “to fight misinformation, explain issues and make the internet safer.” Generally, they focus on fact-checking political, business, social, health & medicine-related issues. BOOMLIVE is a part of Outcue Media Pvt Ltd.
Funded by / Ownership
BOOMLIVE was founded by Govindraj Ethiraj (Fellow at The Aspen Institute) and Rajshree Naik. Govindraj Ethiraj also co-founded Outcue Media Private Limited and IndiaSpend. Advertising and donations generate revenue for the organization.
BOOMLIVE republishes AFP fact checks regarding world-related news such as this Dr Sherri Tenpenny Repeats COVID-19 Misinfo In Ohio State Testimony. They also debunk viral fake news such as “Satire Article On Mosquitoes Escaping From Wuhan Lab Shared As Real.” and “Can COVID-19 Vaccine Cause Spoons, Coins To Stick To Your Body?” When fact-checking they utilize credible sources such as BBC, Live Science, and gov.uk.
BOOMLIVE also publishes news stories related to business and the economy, such as this Burger King India Lists At Rs 115.35, A 92% Premium Over Issue Price. Other stories focus on investment advice, which reflects the opinions of the authors Build Your Portfolio By Eliminating Bad Stocks: Samir Arora.
Editorially, BOOMLIVE fact-checks opposition politicians’ claims such as “Mamata Banerjee Repeats False Claim About Locket Chatterjee’s Car Window” and the Right-Leaning Prime Minister Modi government-related facts such as “Photo Of PM Modi Bowing To Nita Ambani Is Morphed.” However, many of the fact-checks are debunking claims made against PM Modi.
Regarding the PM Modi Government, according to an Atlantic article, Modi is said to be “promoting pseudoscientific methods over modern medicine.” Another article from The Times states, “Modi allies peddling ‘dung therapy’ for virus.” BOOMLIVE fact-checked this claim under the title “Can Cow Urine Or Gaumutra Cure Coronavirus? What We Know.” However, they only lightly mention that PM Modi does not dispute the practice. The AFP reports in this article that it may be due to PM Modi’s promotion and spending on pseudoscience “Since coming to power in 2014, Hindu nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party has earmarked millions of dollars for research into products using cow dung and urine.”
In general, BOOMLIVE provides accurate, evidence-based fact checks; however, they seem to be reluctant to fact-check the right-leaning Prime Minister Modi directly.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate BOOMLIVE Right-Center biased based on a reluctance to directly fact check the right-leaning government. We also rate them High for factual reporting as the fact-checks they conduct are sourced properly and evidence-based. (M. Huiting 6/18/2021)