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 Notícias R7 as Right-Center biased based on editorial positions that moderately favor the right. We also rate them as Mostly Factual in reporting rather than High due to poor sourcing techniques.
Bias Rating: RIGHT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: MOSTLY FACTUAL
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rank: MODERATE FREEDOM
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Established in 2009, Notícias R7 is a Brazilian digital news portal of Grupo Record. The content on R7 is collaboratively produced with the support of RecordTV, Record News, and its affiliates. It is based in Rio de Janeiro.
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Funded by / Ownership
Edir Macedo owns Grupo Record, which in turn owns Notícias R7. He supports right-wing figures like Jair Bolsonaro and influences Brazil’s religious and political domains. Advertising generates revenue.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the article titled “Cúpula do Brics confirma a ampliação do grupo e anuncia seis novos países no bloco” discusses the expansion of the BRICS group to include six new countries. The article cites official statements, announcements, or references to itself for sourcing. The tone is neutral, and the word choice exhibits no noticeable bias.
The second article, “Bolsonaro critica Lula por petista ter pedido soltura de sequestradores de Abílio Diniz,” discusses Bolsonaro’s criticism of former President Lula regarding the kidnapping of businessman Abílio Diniz. The article leans more towards a pro-Bolsonaro stance, particularly how it frames Lula’s actions and motives. The article includes direct quotes from both Bolsonaro and Lula. While the article includes Lula’s explanation for his actions, it is framed within Bolsonaro’s criticism, which could be seen as giving more weight to Bolsonaro’s right-leaning viewpoint, giving more weight to Bolsonaro’s perspective.
In general, Noticias R7 is mostly fact-based and holds a right-leaning editorial bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate Notícias R7 as Right-Center biased based on editorial positions that moderately favor the right. We also rate them as Mostly Factual in reporting rather than High due to poor sourcing techniques. (M. Huitsing 08/24/2023)
Last Updated on August 24, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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