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 using appeal 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 Infobea Left-Center biased based on story selection and the use of left-leaning sources. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH Country: Argentina World Press Freedom Rank: Argentina 57/180
Infobae is a news website founded in 2002 and based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Originally, it was founded in 1998 as Buenos Aires Económico (BAE). In 2001, Sergio Szpolski and businessman/journalist Daniel Hadad purchased the newspaper and the following year Szpolski transferred his shares to Hadad and its name became Infobae Diario. In 2002, the website Infobae.com was launched.
Infobae focuses on news, politics, sports, entertainment, business, and technology and also has a digital TV channel (Infobae TV). Currently, Daniel Hadad is the executive director of the group. Tomás Eurnekian is the major shareholder since 2018.
In 2019, Reporters Without Borders ranked Argentina57th out of 180 in their Press Freedom Index, and stated: “Media outlets regarded as overly critical are often the targets of defamation suits that usually end with damages awards designed to strangle them financially.”
As of 2019, The president of Argentina is Alberto Fernandez, who according to CBS leans center-left. Further, according to Euronews, Alberto Fernandez is Peronist, which is neither left nor right, but rather a populist and nationalist movement based on the ideas and legacy of Argentine president Juan Perón.
Overall, we rate Infobae Left-Center biased based on story selection and the use of left-leaning sources. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to a clean fact check record. (M. Huitsing 12/17/2019)