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Factual Reporting: Mostly Factual - Mostly Credible and Reliable


RIGHT-CENTER BIAS

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 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.

Detailed Report

Factual Reporting: MOSTLY FACTUAL
Country: India
World Press Freedom Rank: India 142/180

History

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.

Read our profile on India’s media and government.

Funded by / Ownership

The website is a part of the Network 18 media conglomerate owned by Reliance Industries, which also runs CNN-News18 and CNBC-TV18. Revenue is derived through advertising.

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

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)

Source: https://www.firstpost.com/

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