- Giorgia Meloni is currently the Prime Minister of Italy. She is the head of the far-right Brothers of Italy Party. Prime Minister Meloni promotes far-right policy positions regarding social issues and immigration. Therefore, we assign Giorgia Meloni a Right Bias and Mixed factual rating due to the promotion of propaganda and false claims.
About Giorgia Meloni
- Prime Minister of Italy (2022)
- Chair of the European Conservatives and Reformists Party (2020)
- Became leader of the Brothers of Italy party (Fratelli d’Italia) (2014)
- Co-Founded Brothers of Italy party (Fratelli d’Italia) (2012)
- Minister of Youth in the government of Silvio Berlusconi (2008)
- Led student branch of far-right National Alliance, Elected to Italian Chamber of Deputies (2006)
- Activist / Youth Front of the Italian Social Movement (MSI) (founded after the second world war by Mussolini loyalists) (1992)
Giorgia Meloni, who co-founded the far-right, neo-fascist, populist political party Brothers of Italy (Fratelli d’Italia), became Italy’s first female Prime Minister in 2022. Fascism, a political ideology characterized by authoritarianism, nationalism, and often racism, has been described as a “disease” that has “symptoms” by former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright in a TIME Magazine interview.
Meloni has led Brothers of Italy since 2014. The party’s platform prioritizes national-conservative and Eurosceptic positions, with a focus on opposing abortion and same-sex marriage, and immigration. Meloni has pledged to cut taxes and bureaucracy, increase defense spending, close Italy’s borders to prevent “Islamisation,” and combat “LGBT lobbies.” Additionally, she is a vocal critic of the European Union and serves as the president of the European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) Party, which includes other far-right parties such as Spain’s Vox and Poland’s Law and Justice.
Finally, Meloni has faced criticism for appointing individuals to her government team who have expressed admiration for the Mussolini family and for appointing a junior minister who was photographed wearing a swastika armband.
Recent Failed Fact Checks
- “Colonial currency” that France prints for 14 African countries which, she claims, it uses to “exploit the resources of these nations.” – Misleading
- Someone aged 0–19 dying from COVID-19 was the same as being struck by lightning. – False
(M. Huitsing 04/22/2023)
Last Updated on April 22, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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