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 The Hindu Left-Center Biased based on editorial positions that moderately favor a liberal perspective. We also rate them Mostly Factual in reporting, rather than High due to one failed fact check and one misleading claim.
Factual Reporting: MOSTLY FACTUAL
World Press Freedom Rank: India 142/180
Founded in 1878, The Hindu is an English-language Indian daily newspaper and website. It is the second most circulated English-language newspaper in India, after The Times of India. The current editor is Suresh Nambath.
Funded by / Ownership
The Hindu is owned by The Hindu Group, and Kasturi and Sons Limited. Revenue is derived through advertising and subscription fees.
Analysis / Bias
In review, The Hindu reports Indian national news as well as international news, business, sports, and entertainment. National news lacks transparency as they do not name authors and do not provide hyperlinked sourcing. Articles and headlines contain moderately loaded emotional language such as this India has never been part of an alliance and will never be: Jaishankar. International news is derived mostly from Reuters.
Editorially, The Hindu frequently reports negatively on conservative Prime Minister Modi and his BJP party BJP leader seen with accused in Bulandshahr violence and this Drink cow urine to fight virus: Bengal BJP chief. Further, The Hindu has been accused of left-leaning bias with its articles and editorials.
Failed Fact Checks
- The Hindu Article Erroneously Links Filovirus Study To Coronavirus – False
- ‘Avoid using word ‘nationalism’, as it is derives from Hitler or Nazi. – Misleading
Overall, we rate The Hindu Left-Center Biased based on editorial positions that moderately favor a liberal perspective. We also rate them Mostly Factual in reporting, rather than High due to one failed fact check and one misleading claim. (D. Van Zandt 10/27/2016) Updated (7/20/2020)