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 Scroll.in Left-Center Biased based on editorial positions and story selection that moderately favors the left. We also rate them Mostly Factual in reporting, rather than High due to the occasional use of poor sources and one failed fact check.
Factual Reporting: MOSTLY FACTUAL
World Press Freedom Rank: India 142/180
Launched in 2012, Scroll.in is an Indian news and entertainment media website. According to their about page Scroll.in describes their goal as “Our goal is to add critical perspectives to these stories through rigorous reporting, objective analyses, and expert commentary.”
Funded by / Ownership
Scroll.in is owned by the Scroll Media Incorporation with Samir Patil serving as the CEO and founder of Scroll.in. Revenue is derived through advertising and a paid membership to remove advertising.
Analysis / Bias
A Colombia Journalism Review article published in 2016, describes Scroll.in as one of India’s most successful leading independent media websites. In an interview with VCCircle, Scroll.in revealed that they get funding from Omidyar Media Development Investment Fund.
In 2020, Reporters Without Borders ranked India 142 in their Press Freedom Index, which is borderline completely lacking press freedom.
In review, Scroll.in reports, international news with low bias and they use credible left-leaning sources such as BBC, ABC News, and maintain factual reporting. They use minimally loaded language in their articles and headlines such as “US: Explosion reported at Manhattan’s Port Authority bus terminal”. In reporting national news, they use factually mixed Indian sources such as the Hindustan Times.
Editorially, they are often critical of the right-leaning Modi government with articles such as this Not China, not Italy: India’s coronavirus lockdown is the harshest in the world. In general, the news is reported factually with a left-leaning editorial bias.
Failed Fact Checks
Overall, we rate Scroll.in Left-Center Biased based on editorial positions and story selection that moderately favors the left. We also rate them Mostly Factual in reporting, rather than High due to the occasional use of poor sources and one failed fact check. (M. Huitsing 12/11/2017) Updated (8/12/2020)