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 appealing 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 India.com Right-Center Biased based on story selection that favors the right-leaning Government. We also rate them Mostly Factual in reporting, rather than High, due to sensational headlines and occasional use of poor sourcing techniques.
Bias Rating: RIGHT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: MOSTLY FACTUAL
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rating: MODERATE FREEDOM
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
India.com is an Indian news and media website based in Mumbai, India. India.com was launched in 2011 by Zee Media, an Indian mass media company owned by the Essel Group.
The website focuses on news, politics, sports, culture and entertainment, lifestyle, and Bollywood Gossip. In their own words, they describe themselves as “Indiatimes is the world’s largest lifestyle network.” Subhash Chandra is the Chairperson and founder of Zee media.
Funded by / Ownership
Zee Media is the owner of India.com, an Indian mass media company owned by the Essel Group. Founded in 1926, Essel Group is India’s largest media and entertainment group, and Subhash Chandra is the group’s chairperson. Revenue is based on advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, India.com publishes articles with emotionally loaded language and a pro-Narendra Modi tone (Current Prime Minister and right-wing nationalist party BJP leader) such as “US Billionaire Ray Dalio Calls Narendra Modi ‘One Of The Best Leaders’ in The World.” However, they also cover the opposition’s critics of the Modi Government, such as “Modi-Shah Not Bothered That CAA Will Shred India’s Soul, Sonia Gandhi at Bharat Bachao Rally | Highlights”.
India.com also uses sensational headlines covering Bollywood celebrity gossip, such as “Shehnaz Gill Calls Paras Chhabra Her ‘First Love’, Siddharth Shukla Licks Off Chocolate From Arti Singh.” Regarding sourcing, they hyperlink to themselves and utilize PTI (The Press Trust of India Ltd.,) news agency.
When covering world news about the USA, they tend to cover the former Trump administration with a neutral tone, such as “Donald Trump Becomes 3rd President in US History to be Impeached.” On the other hand, they report negatively on President Joe Biden Media Decries Joe Biden’s Statement on Afghanistan As One of the Most Shameful in History. Generally, news reporting is mostly factual while holding a right-leaning editorial bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- Viral screenshots of tweets claiming actor Sushant Singh Rajput took to Twitter to inform everyone about his mental health and hinted at ‘ending everything’ – False
Overall, we rate India.com Right-Center Biased based on story selection that favors the right-leaning Government. We also rate them Mostly Factual in reporting, rather than High, due to sensational headlines and occasional use of poor sourcing techniques. (M. Huitsing 12/21/2019) Updated (08/22/2022)
Last Updated on May 26, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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