These media sources are slight to moderately conservative in bias. They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by appeals 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 Interfax – Russia Right-Center Biased based on support for the Russian government. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to the promotion of propaganda and two failed fact checks.
Bias Rating: RIGHT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: MIXED
Press Freedom Rating: TOTAL OPPRESSION
Media Type: News Agency
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: MEDIUM CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1989, Interfax is a privately owned news agency based in Moscow, Russia. According to their about page, “Interfax news is the world’s most cited source of up-to-date information about Russia and neighboring countries, the most popular news feed on the Russian financial market.”
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Funded by / Ownership
The Interfax International Information Group owns and publishes Interfax-Russia. Mikhail Komissar is the chairman and CEO. Advertisings and subscriptions generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
Interfax -Russia is a news agency providing national Russian and international news. Articles and headlines are minimally biased in wording like this US to provide $200 million more military aid to Ukraine. This report is properly sourced from Whitehouse.gov. The agency is currently reporting on the Russia-Ukraine war or, as they call it, a “Russian Military Operation” with a pro-Russian government perspective such as this Russia proposed 10 humanitarian corridors from Kyiv, Chernihiv, Sumy, Kharkov, Mariupol.
Editorially, Interfax – Russia does not publish opinion pieces; however, story selection is often favorable to the Russian government and President Putin The Taliban welcomed Putin’s words about their possible exclusion from the list of terrorists. While Interfax’s reporting appears low-biased, they strongly favor the Russian government by rarely offering criticism and omitting negative reports toward Russia.
Failed Fact Checks
- Russian Ruble Jumps Based on False Media Reports Quoting Bolton – False
- Apple has recognized Crimea as Russian – Mostly False
Overall, we rate Interfax – Russia Right-Center Biased based on support for the Russian government. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to the promotion of propaganda and two failed fact checks. (D. Van Zandt 03/12/2022)
Last Updated on May 26, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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