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 Pulse Nigeria Left-Center biased based on story selection and editorial positions that moderately favors the left. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to poor sourcing techniques and a failed fact check.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: MIXED
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: MEDIUM CREDIBILITY
Pulse Nigeria is an online newspaper covering current affairs, entertainment, sports, and lifestyle. Its headquarter is in Lagos, Nigeria. Pulse is a media platform with mass media websites, and Pulse’s mission is to inform and engage Africa’s young population.
Funded by / Ownership
Originally from Germany, former General Manager of Swiss Ringier Africa AG Leonard Stiegeler is the founder and publisher of Pulse Africa, which owns and operates Pulse Nigeria. Advertising fees generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
Pulse Nigeria reports news summaries and commentary on Nigerian and international news. Articles and headlines often contain minimally loaded emotional language. However, they report favorably on the center-left party APC, such as here “Tinubu emergence, sign of better days for Nigeria – Akpabio,” ‘If I can do this, you can do better,’ Tinubu tries to inspire Nigerians” and “Be like Jonathan; accept defeat – APC tells Atiku Abubakar, Peter Obi.” Peter Obi (presidential candidate for the Labour Party), Atiku Abubakar (presidential candidate for the Peoples Democratic Party) and Bola Ahmed Adekunle Tinubu is the president-elect of Nigeria.
Pulse Nigeria primarily uses The News Agency of Nigeria (a news reporting agency owned and run by the Federal Government of Nigeria). Regarding sourcing, they rarely use hyperlinks and often utilize quotes.
Generally, story selection is balanced; however, reviewing opinion pieces reveals a left-leaning editorial bias. Finally, the website endorses left-leaning issues like gender equality, “Death of homogeneity and the rise of gender diversity in Tech” and concern for climate change. In general, Pulse Nigeria holds a left-leaning editorial bias, has failed a fact check, and does not properly source all information.
Failed Fact Checks
- A UNICEF report said pornography is not always harmful to children and blocking children from watching pornography online violates their rights. – False
Overall, we rate Pulse Nigeria Left-Center biased based on story selection and editorial positions that moderately favors the left. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to poor sourcing techniques and a failed fact check. (M. Huitsing 03/01/2023)
Last Updated on June 30, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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