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 on story selection and editorial positions that moderately favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: India 140/180
The Wire (thewire.in) is an English Indian news and media website established 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. According to its wiki page “The Wire is published by the Foundation for Independent Journalism (FIJ), a non-profit Indian company.”
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 this: 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.
A factual search reveals they have not failed a fact check.
Overall, we rate The Wire Left-Center biased on story selection and editorial positions that moderately favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (M. Huitsing 8/18/2017) Updated (6/20/2019)