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 appealing 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 GMA Network Left-Center Biased based on the promotion of state propaganda. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to a lack of hyperlinked sourcing and the promotion of one-sided propaganda favoring President Duterte.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: MIXED
Country: Philippines (138/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: TV Station
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: MEDIUM CREDIBILITY
Established in 1961, GMA Network is a Philippine television and radio network based in Quezon City, Philippines. Felipe L. Gozon is the Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of GMA Network, Inc. Launched in 2007, GMA News Online is the official site of GMA News. Its main focus is news, business, sports, technology, and entertainment.
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Analysis / Bias
After President Duterte’s administration’s pressures on main rival ABS-CBN Corp, GMA Network Inc. became the dominant network. President Rodrigo Duterte is the chairman of the left-wing PDP-Laban party.
GMA News publishes articles with a favorable tone towards President Rodrigo Duterte “Duterte approves purchase of 15 Black Hawk helicopters for military.” Further, when reporting on the opposition party, 1Sambayan, they report less favorably, such as this Duterte hits 1Sambayan, Carpio: What have you done for Filipinos?. When covering USA politics, they usually rely on the Reuters wire service. Finally, they also republish articles from The Associated Press. In general, GMA reports news that is mostly factual and with a left-leaning pro-government perspective.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate GMA Network Left-Center Biased based on the promotion of state propaganda. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to a lack of hyperlinked sourcing and the promotion of one-sided propaganda favoring President Duterte. (M. Huitsing 5/28/2021)