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 Indian Express Left-Center biased based on story selection and editorial positions that slightly favor the left. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to poor sourcing techniques and a few failed fact checks.
Factual Reporting: MIXED
World Press Freedom Rank: India 142/180
Founded in 1932, The Indian Express is an English-language Indian daily newspaper. The website and newspaper cover Indian National news as well as international, lifestyle, and entertainment news. The website lacks transparency as there is not an about page, and editors are not named.
Funded by / Ownership
The Indian Express is owned by The Indian Express LTD, which also owns the Financial Express. Revenue is derived through advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, The Indian Express publishes national news through reporters with moderately loaded emotional language such as this Explained: Andhra surges in Coronavirus case load, so does India. This story does not contain hyperlinked sourcing. International news is provided through Reuters, Bloomberg, and the New York Times.
Editorially, The Indian Express reports on the Me Too movement, climate change, and criticizes the right-leaning Modi government such as this Despite govt claims, migrants continue to be vulnerable and abandoned. In general, there is a slight left-leaning editorial bias, and the news is not always reported factually as evidenced by failed fact checks.
Failed Fact Checks
- Indian Express misquoted Shah as having said ‘100 crore infiltrators entered the country’. – Misleading
- How Fake Ahmedabad Airport Flood Pics Made It To National Dailies – False
- Indian Express story contradicts claims made by Judge B H Loya’s family to The Caravan. – Misleading
Overall, we rate the Indian Express Left-Center biased based on story selection and editorial positions that slightly favor the left. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to poor sourcing techniques and a few failed fact checks. (D. Van Zandt 10/27/2016) Updated (7/20/2020)