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 iefimerida.gr Right-Center Biased based on story selection and editorial positions that frequently favor the Center-right. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to a lack of transparency regarding ownership, poor sourcing, and several failed fact checks.
Factual Reporting: MIXED
World Press Freedom Rank: Greece 65/180
According to its LinkedIn page, iefimerida.gr is a news site that was established in 2011 and based in Athens, Greece. The website does not have an about page. Iefimerida.gr covers topics such as Politics, Economy, World, Greece, Sports, Health, Culture, Media, Technology, Lifestyle, and Cinema.
Funded by / Ownership
Iefimerida.gr does not disclose ownership. Revenue is derived through advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, iefimerida.gr publishes articles with minimally loaded emotional language such as “Summit: Mitsotakis insists on Greece’s positions in Brussels” and publishes articles that are critical of the left opposition Syriza “Mr. Tsipras is in danger from… his associates!”. In comparison, the coverage of center-right PM Mitsotakis is positive in tone “Mitsotakis from Corfu: Attracting foreign investments is a priority of the government”. Iefimerida.gr generally sources through quotes and does not provide hyperlinks.
When covering the USA such as the Trump Administration they use a critical tone “Coronavirus: Cases rise, President Trump’s popularity plummets”. In general, they hold a right-leaning editorial bias and sometimes do not report news factually.
Failed Fact Checks
- Greek director Costas Gavras “died” was released today at noon – False
- Antikythera invites people with many children – They give a bonus of 500 euros, housing, food – False
- “They demolished Kazantzakis’s house and built a parking lot in his place” – False
- Panos Kammenos presented a Kalashnikov to Kouvelis, at the handover ceremony of the Deputy Minister of National Defense. – False
Overall, we rate iefimerida.gr Right-Center Biased based on story selection and editorial positions that frequently favor the Center-right. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to a lack of transparency regarding ownership, poor sourcing, and several failed fact checks. (M. Huitsing 7/18/2020)