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 Göteborgs-Posten Right-Center Biased based on story selection and editorial positions that moderately favor the Right. We also rate them Mostly Factual, rather than High due to poor sourcing techniques.
Factual Reporting: MOSTLY FACTUAL
World Press Freedom Rank: Sweden 3/180
Founded in 1813, Göteborgs-Posten is a Swedish news and media website based in Gothenburg, Sweden. Read our profile on Swedish government influence on media.
Göteborgs-Posten focuses on covering mainly Local News, Economy, Sports, Entertainment and community events as well as major domestic and foreign news. Göteborgs-Posten’s publisher is Christofer Ahlqvist who is also listed as editor-in-chief.
Funded by / Ownership
Göteborgs-Posten is owned by the Swedish media company, The Stampen Group. Peter Hjörne is the largest shareholder of the company. Göteborgs-Posten generates revenue through commercial advertising and subscription fees. Recently, The Stampen Group and its owner had some financial difficulties according to an Expressen article.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Göteborgs-Posten mainly focuses on covering local news such as “Taxi driver is charged with rape against passengers”. National news and local news are sometimes covered by their own reporters, and they also use sources such as Aftonbladet and Expressen. Regarding Swedish political news, the tone is critical of the current Left-Center PM Stefan Löfven: “Arne Larsson: A big failure for the prime minister” and also presents a negative tone towards immigration, “Immigration is not needed to support an aging population”.
When covering world news, they use wire services such as Sweden’s National News Agency TT, (owned jointly by the national newspapers and therefore the media owners). They cover the Trump administration with a negative tone such as “Donald Trump’s psyche in the limelight”, and they use emotionally loaded language in their headlines such as “More and more people are taking their lives in the United States”. Although this story may be true, there isn’t a single hyperlink to support their claims.
A factual search reveals they have not failed a fact check.
Overall, we rate Göteborgs-Posten Right-Center Biased based on story selection and editorial positions that moderately favor the Right. We also rate them Mostly Factual, rather than High due to poor sourcing techniques. (M. Huitsing 12/25/2019)
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