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 Malaysia Today as Right-Center Biased based on editorial positions that favor the right. We also rate them Mixed factually due to poor sourcing and self-censorship based on limited press freedom.
Bias Rating: RIGHT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: MIXED
Press Freedom Rating: MODERATE FREEDOM
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: MEDIUM CREDIBILITY
Founded in 2004, Malaysia Today is a popular Malaysian news blog currently hosted in Singapore, and the editor-in-chief is Raja Petra Kamarudin, who resides in England.
Funded by / Ownership
Malaysia Today does not openly disclose ownership; revenue is derived from advertising.
Analysis / Bias
According to Reporters without borders, Malaysia’s media environment is being threatened by increasing censorship.
In review, Malaysia Today uses loaded language in their headlines and articles, such as “Gerakan Contented To Be A Mosquito Party?” Malaysia Today tends to poorly source their articles such as this: “Zahid: Pakatan Needs To Resolve DAP, PPBM Problems Before Registration”; however, they report international news with low bias and maintain factual reporting.
Editorially, they favor the right, such as The Time Has Come For A Malay Right-Wing Party. In general, they face censorship and usually favor the government resulting in the production of propaganda.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate Malaysia Today as Right-Center Biased based on editorial positions that favor the right. We also rate them Mixed factually due to poor sourcing and self-censorship based on limited press freedom. (M. Huitsing 11/20/2017) Updated (03/24/2023)
Last Updated on June 2, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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