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 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 Moscow 24 (M24) right-center biased based on editorial positions and story selection that favor the government. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to promoting pro-government propaganda and misleading science articles.
Bias Rating: RIGHT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: MIXED
Press Freedom Rating: TOTAL OPPRESSION
Media Type: TV Station
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: MEDIUM CREDIBILITY
Launched in 2011, M24 or Moscow 24 – is a Russian 24 hr TV news channel that airs live news, political discussion programs, and lifestyle programs. M24 is based in Moscow, and Moscow City Government runs it.
Funded by / Ownership
Moscow 24 is owned and funded by the Russian Government through Russia’s federal VGTRK conglomerate. Advertising generates revenue.
Analysis / Bias
In review, M24 features hourly news broadcasts as well as information and lifestyle programming about Moscow such as exhibitions “Photo exhibition “Look into the eyes of Donbas” opened on the Arbat” and stories such as “Cases of bullying of children of immigrants from Russia recorded in UK schools Why did you come.”.” M24 articles are sourced through quotes and use local sources such as Interfax: “Peskov did not rule out the possibility of a meeting between Putin and Zelensky.”
M24 also publishes articles with misleading titles such as “Cure for old age: scientists have discovered a possible elixir of immortality.” While it is true that scientists found a drug that reverses aging in mice, it in no way implies immortality. When reporting on the Russian government, they do not offer criticism of President Putin and promote government propaganda such as this The situation in Donbas. This article portrays the Russian invasion as protection for Russians living in the Donbas region. There is no evidence of the people being subjected to Genocide.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall we rate Moscow 24 (M24) right-center biased based on editorial positions and story selection that favor the government. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to promoting pro-government propaganda and misleading science articles. (M. Huitsing 03/16/2022)
Last Updated on June 27, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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