The Straits Times

Last updated on December 2nd, 2021 at 08:44 am

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RIGHT-CENTER BIAS

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 The Straits Times Right-Center Biased based on editorial positions that favor the right. We also rate them Mostly Factual in reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record but limited by government censorship and the promotion of state propaganda.

Detailed Report

Bias Rating: RIGHT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: MOSTLY FACTUAL
Country: Singapore (160/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY

History

The Straits Times, launched on July 15, 1845, is an English-language newspaper based in Singapore. It has a print and online edition covering world news, East Asian news, Southeast Asian news, home news, sports news, financial news, and lifestyle.

The Straits Times mainly focuses on events in Singapore and the region. The Straits Times is a member of two media networks – the Asia News Network and the Impact Journalism Day alliance of newspapers – and according to National Library Board, it has won multiple media awards. It is the most widely read newspaper in Singapore.

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Funded by / Ownership

Singapore Press Holdings currently owns The Straits Times, with revenue derived from advertising, classifieds, and subscription sales.

Analysis / Bias

The Straits Times, according to its WikiPage, is sometimes referred to as “the mouthpiece” of the ruling party or at least “mostly pro-government” and “close to the government.” According to Human Rights Watch, “The government’s Media Development Authority (MDA) compels online news websites covering domestic political issues to register under the Broadcasting Act.” The MDA removes anything it deems to be against “public interest, public order or national harmony” or to offend “good taste or decency.” In other words, there is significant pro-state bias.

The Straits Times uses right-center bias in editorial pieces when reporting USA news and often sources credible information.

Failed Fact Checks

  • None in the Last 5 years

Overall, we rate The Straits Times Right-Center Biased based on editorial positions that favor the right. We also rate them Mostly Factual in reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record but limited by government censorship and the promotion of state propaganda.  (M. Huitsing 8/14/2017) Updated (12/02/2021)

Source: https://www.straitstimes.com

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