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 appeals 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 Metro UK Left-Center Biased based on editorial positions that favor the left. We also rate them Mixed in reporting due to a few false claims that were not corrected and many sensationalized headlines and stories.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: MIXED
Country: United Kingdom
Press Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: MEDIUM CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1999, Metro is a free newspaper published in tabloid format in the United Kingdom by DMG Media (part of Daily Mail and General Trust). The Metro primarily covers entertainment and local news but also occasionally politics. The current editor is Ted Young.
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Funded by / Ownership
The Metro is owned by DMG Media, a national newspaper and website publisher in the UK. It is a subsidiary of DMGT. The paper is funded through sponsored content and advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the Metro covers local news through staff journalists using minimal to moderate loaded language such as this: ‘Serious’ explosion engulfs Peterborough Whirlpool factory in flames. This story is sourced through videos, pictures, and first-person accounts. The story also covers sensationalized tabloid fare such as this: Try telling this woman her prorogue rage is ‘phony.’
Political news reporting is usually balanced and sourced; however, opinion pieces are almost always opposed to the right. For example, in this article: Boris Johnson is no better than a tin-pot dictator. News reporting is generally relatively low-biased, with several sensationalized pieces mixed in and op-eds moderately left-leaning in tone.
Failed Fact Checks
- False claims of a coming ice age spread through ecosystem of unreliable news sites, blogs, and social media accounts – FALSE (Note: this story was corrected)
- A couple seeking to conceive via IVF discovered through DNA testing that they were fraternal twins. – FALSE
- DID THE JAMKARAN MOSQUE IN IRAN RAISE A RED FLAG OF REVENGE FOR ‘THE FIRST TIME IN HISTORY’? – FALSE
Overall, we rate Metro UK Left-Center Biased based on editorial positions that favor the left. We also rate them Mixed in reporting due to a few false claims that were not corrected and many sensationalized headlines and stories. (D. Van Zandt 2/11/2017) Updated (12/12/2022)
Last Updated on December 12, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check
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