- Overall, we rate First Post Right-Center biased based on editorial positions that slightly favor the right. We also rate them Mostly Factual rather than High due to two failed fact checks.
Factual Reporting: MOSTLY FACTUAL
World Press Freedom Rank: India 142/180
First Post is a news and opinion website based in India. First Post’s about page states Jaideep V. Giridhar is Executive Editor and the site is part of Network 18. First Post publishes stories focusing on politics, sport, business, technology, and entertainment.
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Analysis / Bias
In review, First Post was originally considered left-leaning due to merging with the Indian edition of Forbes. However, in 2020 they routinely favor conservative Prime Minister Modi and his BJP party with articles such as this 1,200 years of servitude: PM Modi offers food for thought.
While covering USA political news they provide links to their sources, which are credible mainstream media such as Bloomberg, NY Times, WaPo, and BBC, however, they also utilize strong loaded words in their headlines and articles such as: “Donald Trump: An incredibly indecent man, a poor orator and a failing president”. In general, First Post offers left and right-leaning opinions however they rarely criticize and often praise conservative PM Modi and his ruling government.
Failed Fact Checks
- “#WATCH – Dramatic visuals of the eye of #CycloneNisarga.” – Misleading
- A ‘time capsule’ under Ayodhya Ram Mandir’s foundation – False
Overall, we rate First Post Right-Center biased based on editorial positions that slightly favor the right. We also rate them Mostly Factual rather than High due to two failed fact checks. (M. Huitsing 9/7/2017) Updated (7/31/2020)