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 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.
Factual Reporting: MIXED
Country: United Kingdom
World Press Freedom Rank: UK 35/180
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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Analysis / Bias
In review, the Metro covers local news through staff journalists with the use of 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 ‘phoney’
Political news reporting is usually balanced and sourced, however, opinion pieces are almost always opposed to the right. For example this article: Boris Johnson is no better than a tin-pot dictator. In general, news reporting is relatively low biased, with several sensationalized pieces mixed in and op-eds moderately left-leaning in tone.
A factual search reveals several failed or misleading 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 (12/12/2019)