These media sources have a slight to moderate liberal bias. They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by appeals to emotion or stereotypes) to favor liberal causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information but may require further investigation. See all Left-Center sources.
- Overall, we rate Daily Trust as Left-Center biased based on story selections that slightly favor the left. We also rate them Mostly Factual for factual reporting due to poor sourcing techniques and a failed fact check.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: MOSTLY FACTUAL
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rating: MODERATE FREEDOM
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Daily Trust, a Nigerian media outlet owned by Media Trust Limited, provides the latest news online and in print. They cover various topics, including politics, business, sports, and current events in Nigeria and Africa.
Funded by / Ownership
Media Trust Limited owns Daily Trust, and the owner is Malam Kabiru A. Yusuf. The website generates revenue through advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, one article titled “You bought underwear from govt purse: Garba Shehu blasts ex-military gov for criticizing Buhari” focuses on a political exchange between Garba Shehu, a spokesperson for President Buhari, and an ex-military governor. The article employs emotionally loaded language like “blasts” in the headline, which could indicate a sensationalist tone. Additionally, the story focuses primarily on Garba Shehu’s comments, which may suggest an inclination to highlight the official government viewpoint.
Another article titled “Banky W, Obanikoro’s Son Get Another Opportunity as Tribunal Nullifies Victory of Labour Party Rep” discusses a legal victory that provides Banky W and Obanikoro’s son another opportunity in a political race. The article remains largely neutral, reporting on the events and the tribunal’s decision without expressing favoritism or overt bias.
Regarding cited references, both articles use extensive quotes but do not include hyperlinks to external information or data, limiting the reader’s ability to verify the claims made easily.
Failed Fact Checks
- Buhari, Tinubu Have Not Sat Together In 14 Months and 2023: Crack In Buhari, Tinubu Camps Widens. – False
Overall, we rate Daily Trust as Left-Center biased based on story selections that slightly favor the left. We also rate them Mostly Factual for factual reporting due to poor sourcing techniques and a failed fact check. (M. Huitsing 09/15/2023)
Last Updated on September 15, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check