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
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.
Funded by / Ownership
The owner of Infobae is THX Medios S.A., which is owned by Daniel Hadad. In 2017, Eduardo Eurnekian purchased 20% of Infobae América. Revenue is derived through advertising and subscription fees.
Analysis / Bias
In 2019, Reporters Without Borders ranked Argentina 57th 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.
In review, Infobae publishes articles with moderate emotionally loaded language such as these: “The details of the controversial decree that allows importing garbage from other countries” and “The president said there was no increase in the tax applied to the rural sector. “We are leaving standing what (Mauricio) Macri put in.” They also publish fact checks regarding the new president’s claims: “The truth about Alberto Fernández’s diagnosis” as well as critical articles about the outgoing president such as this: “How many of the main campaign promises Macri fulfilled during his tenure”. When it comes to sourcing, Infobae has a content alliance with the left-leaning Vice.com and the Washington Post. Further, Infobae often hyperlinks to itself as well as to credible sources such as AFP, and The New York Times. When covering world news, pertaining to the USA, they cover the Trump administration with a favorable tone such as in this article “In the middle of the process of political trial, Donald Trump reached his maximum popularity in the polls”.
In general, Infobae reports news factually as evidenced by a clean fact check record.
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)
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