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 Sol Right-Center Biased based on editorial positions that moderately favor a conservative perspective. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to a clean fact-check record.
Bias Rating: RIGHT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rating: EXCELLENT
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Sol (Sun) is a weekly newspaper established in 2006 by José António Saraiva. Based in Lisbon, Portugal, the publication and its website cover politics, economics, sports, culture, and more topics. In December 2015, Sol underwent a change in ownership, with Newsplex, SA, taking over as the new owner.
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Funded by / Ownership
Sol is owned by Newsplex, SA, and generates revenue through advertising and subscriptions.
Analysis / Bias
Sol reports most news neutrally, as seen in the article about the resignation of the President of Volt “President of Volt Portugal resigns due to ideological disagreement.” However, some articles use emotionally loaded language, like ”Judicial activism corrodes the West.” The article criticizes the perceived politicization of the judiciary in various countries, including the US and the Roe Vs. Wade decision.
Abortion is a highly debated topic in American politics, with differing views on the legality and morality of the practice; the article critiques the politicization of the US judiciary, citing the Roe Vs. Wade decision as an example, and argues that the problem was corrected only after Donald Trump’s election. A quote from the article reads, “But it took almost half a century to correct the problem and only after the election of an anti-establishment president like Donald Trump.” Generally, Sol’s political views align with the Catholic Church’s, as shown in another article opposing abortion and referencing the Roe v. Wade case: “The issue of abortion and the case of Roe v. wade.”
Sol’s coverage of climate change takes a left-leaning, pro-science view, as seen in the article about climate change titled “Zero says climate emergency “doesn’t deserve crumbs” from EU.” The article reports on the environmental organization Zero’s criticism of the European Union’s climate policies, arguing that they do not go far enough in addressing the urgent issue of climate change. However, more stories favor the right overall.
Regarding sourcing, they rarely provide hyperlinks, but they have never failed a fact check either; therefore, Sol moderately favors the right editorially and reports news factually.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate Sol Right-Center Biased based on editorial positions that moderately favor a conservative perspective. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to a clean fact-check record. (D. Van Zandt 04/04/2023)
Last Updated on April 4, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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