TeleSUR

Last updated on February 10th, 2021 at 02:53 pm

TeleSUR is left biased, socialist and not Trustworthy with medium credibility and reliabilityFactual Reporting: Mixed - Not always Credible or Reliable


QUESTIONABLE SOURCE

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  • Overall, we rate TeleSUR Left Biased and Questionable based on a lack of transparency, poor sourcing, the promotion of pro-government propaganda and proven false claims.

Detailed Report

Reasoning: Lack of Transparency, Poor Sourcing, Propaganda, False Claims
Country: Venezuela
World Press Freedom Rank: Venezuela 147/180

History

Founded in 2005, La Nueva Televisora del Sur (teleSUR, English: The New Television Station of the South) is a multi-state funded, pan–Latin American terrestrial and satellite television network sponsored by the governments of Venezuela, Cuba, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Uruguay, and Bolivia that is headquartered in Caracas, Venezuela. TeleSUR has been accused of being a propaganda tool for Hugo Chavez and his successors.

Read our profile on Venezuela media and government.

Funded by / Ownership

TeleSUR lacks transparency as they do not explain ownership, however, they are primarily funded through the governments of Venezuela, Cuba, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Uruguay, and Bolivia.  Revenue is derived through advertising.

Analysis / Bias

In review, TeleSur reports Latin American and world news with minimally loaded wording such as this Venezuela Election Update: PSUV Coalition Wins 67% of the Vote. Many stories promote Socialist government propaganda as well as very strong anti-American sentiments such as this Two Sides of the Same Coin: VenezolanosConBiden and MAGAzuela. Like most stories evaluated this one is completely unsourced. In general, they promote propaganda and poorly source their information.

Failed Fact Checks

Overall, we rate TeleSUR Left Biased and Questionable based on a lack of transparency, poor sourcing, the promotion of pro-government propaganda and proven false claims. (D. Van Zandt 1/5/2017) Updated (2/10/2021)

Source: https://www.telesurenglish.net/

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