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 Wire Left-Center biased based on story selection and editorial positions that moderately favor the left. We also rate them Mostly Factual rather than High due to two failed fact checks.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: MOSTLY FACTUAL
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rating: MODERATE FREEDOM
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
The Wire (thewire.in) is an English Indian news and media website established in 2015 and based in New Delhi, India. It provides daily coverage of politics, economy, local news, world news, and more. The Wire India is edited by Siddharth Varadarajan, M K Venu, and Sidharth Bhatia. The Wire is published by the Foundation for Independent Journalism (FIJ), a non-profit Indian company.
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Funded by / Ownership
The Wire is owned by the Foundation for Independent Journalism (FIJ), which is a non-profit that provides funding. They have also received funding from the Independent and Public Spirited Media Foundation. Additional revenue is derived from advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, articles such as “India Deporting Rohingya Refugees Is on Same Lines of Islamophobia as Trump’s Executive Orders” uses left bias when reporting USA news, however, they use credible sources such as Center For Migration Studies and government organizations such as the Press Information Bureau Government of India Ministry of Home Affairs. When reporting Indian national news The Wire is critical of the right-leaning Modi Government such as Modi to Set Up Committee to Study Simultaneous Polls, Opposition Cold to Idea. All News published is generally sourced to credible media outlets. In general, The Wire publishes credible, factual news that leans left editorially.
Failed Fact Checks
- Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat says Nationalism implies ‘Nazism’. – Misleading
- Media outlets reported that the state government sanctioned Rs 133 crore for the event. – False
Overall, we rate The Wire Left-Center biased based on story selection and editorial positions that moderately favor the left. We also rate them Mostly Factual rather than High due to two failed fact checks. (M. Huitsing 8/18/2017) Updated (12/31/2022)
Last Updated on May 16, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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