RIA Novosti

RIA Novosti - Questionable - Propaganda - Right Bias - Conspiracy - Fake News - Not CredibleFactual Reporting: Low - Not Credible - Not Reliable - Fake News - Bias


QUESTIONABLE SOURCE

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  • Overall, we rate RIA Novosti Right-Center Biased and Questionable based on the promotion of state propaganda, numerous false claims, use of poor sources, and failed fact checks.

Detailed Report

Reasoning: Russian Propaganda, Poor Sourcing, False Claims, Failed Fact Checks
Bias Rating: RIGHT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: LOW
Country: Russia
Press Freedom Rank: LIMITED FREEDOM
Media Type: News Agency
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY

History

Founded in 1941, RIA Novosti (РИА Новости) is a Russian government news agency that publishes news articles, radio shows, and videos. In 2013, Ria Novosti’s assets were liquidated, and it merged into the state media holding Rossiya Segodnya (Russia Today). Rossiya Segodnya owns and operates RIA Novosti, and conservative news anchor Dmitry Kiselyov is the Director-General of Rossiya Segodnya. Kiselyov is known for ultra-conservative views and anti-gay comments.

RIA Novosti is based in Moscow, Russia

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Funded by / Ownership

The Russian State government owns MIA Rossiya Segodnya or Russia Today, which operates RIA Novosti. Advertising generates revenue.

Analysis / Bias

Ria Novosti presents news in line with the Russian Government’s narrative and has been criticized for publishing misleading and false information by American and European media outlets. 

In review, RIA Novosti uses loaded emotional wording in headlines such as this: “SBU began hunting for those wishing to evacuate from Ukraine to Russia’” and “A rally in support of Russia was held in Bosnia and Herzegovina.” When it comes to sourcing, Ria Novosti occasionally uses credible sources such as Reuters and CNN. 

Editorially, RIA is a propaganda arm of the Russian Government, with all stories reporting favorably on Russia and President Putin. Due to their promotion of propaganda, they have made dozens of false claims. See below for a shortlist of failed fact checks. In general, RIA Novosti holds a right-leaning bias and lacks credibility due to the promotion of state propaganda.

Failed Fact Checks

Overall, we rate RIA Novosti Right-Center Biased and Questionable based on the promotion of state propaganda, numerous false claims, use of poor sources, and failed fact checks. (M. Huitsing 03/12/2022) Updated (03/18/2022)

Source: https://ria.ru/

Last Updated on March 18, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check

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