Merdeka.com is a popular newspaper in Indonesia, published from and headquartered in Indonesia. In this article, Mediabuzz is going to analyze Merdeka.com’s media bias and Merdeka.com’s factual reporting on the basis of its coverage, language used, presidential endorsements, media reports, research and blind surveys. We have also commented on the left or right biasedness of the Merdeka.com along with its factual accuracy.
Media Bias Analysis Summary
After thorough research, we will conclude whether the Merdeka.comis Left Leaning, Right Leaning or Centred in its approach. For Merdeka.com, we will go through several researches, studies, blind surveys, headline analysis, etc. to comment on Merdeka.com’s media bias. Based on the above analysis, we will assign one of the media bias meter out of all the seven possible meters shown here.
Factual Reporting Summary
For commenting on the factual accuracy of the Merdeka.com, we will flip through previous news articles of the publication and observe if Merdeka.com has published any factually incorrect information. Based on this, we will conclude that we have commented on the factual accuracy of Merdeka.com. Based on the above analysis, we will assign one of the media reliability meter out of all the three possible meters shown here.
A. Merdeka.com Media Bias Analysis
Under this section, we will briefly explain the factors that contribute towards our media bias conclusion for Merdeka.com. We will observe, analyse and comment on the Merdeka.com language used, presidential endorsement, controversies, allegations, political views of Merdeka.com’s editors, etc. to support our inference.
1. Merdeka.com Emotional Influence & Adjectives in Headlines
We will rummage through previous headlines of Merdeka.com to look out for usage of influential language, adjectives, emotionally charged words, etc. that suggests any bias of Merdeka.com towards any side of the spectrum.
2. Merdeka.com Endorsement of President
Endorsement of presidential candidates in elections comments strongly about a newspaper’s affiliation towards left or right. We will look out for candidates that Merdeka.com has endorsed in previous presidential elections to support Merdeka.com’s political bias.
3. Political leader’s Criticism of Merdeka.com
A political leader’s frequent criticism of Merdeka.com will also suggest about political inclination of the newspaper. In this section, we will observe if any political leader has criticised Merdeka.com in the past to support our arguments.
4. Allegations on Merdeka.com
Under this section, we will look out for any previous allegations against Merdeka.com by any political leader, party, organization or readers to support if Merdeka.com is biased towards left, right or center.
5. Media Bias Articles from Research Papers, Institutions, etc.
Several reputed fact checking and media bias analytics organizations conduct thorough surveys and research to write about Merdeka.com media bias. To substantiate our claims about Merdeka.com’s media bias inclination, we will cite these highly reliable sources and research from reputed organizations.
6. Audience of Merdeka.com
The audience of Merdeka.com also strongly suggests its media bias. Therefore, to further substantiate our claims, we will write about Merdeka.com’s audience whether they are democrats or republicans in their political affinities.
7. Merdeka.com’s controversial statements and tweets
Several newspapers make controversial statements or tweets on social media that reflect their affinity towards any ideology. We will flip through Merdeka.com social media accounts to look for clues that suggests Merdeka.com media bias.
8. Popular editors of Merdeka.com
Any popular person or editor associated with the Merdeka.com will also speak a lot about Merdeka.com’s media bias. We will analyze popular persons or editors of Merdeka.com that are directly or indirectly linked to any political party or ideology.
9. Merdeka.com CEO’s political views
In this section, we will look if Merdeka.com CEO supports or sponsors any political party directly or indirectly. We will look for his tweets, statements, opinion pieces, and controversies that will take us towards Merdeka.com’s media bias.
B. Merdeka.com Factual Reporting Analysis
After Merdeka.com media bias, we will write about Merdeka.com’s factual reporting, to check whether Merdeka.com is reliable or not. There are several parameters on which we will be analyzing Merdeka.com’s factual accuracies and will comment if Merdeka.com has ever published any false or misleading reports.
1. Merdeka.com’s misleading or false news articles
We will look for Merdeka.com’s previous history if it has ever intentionally or unintentionally published any fake news, false or misleading reports to influence audience. We will also write about false claims made by Merdeka.com in its Op-Ed or news section.
2. Popular Fact-Checking Organizations’ Analysis of Merdeka.com
Several fact-checking organizations including Politico, FactCheck, Snopes, Poynter, etc. conduct frequent fact-check on news articles published by newspapers. We will list down fact-checks that mentioned Merdeka.com to suggest if Merdeka.com has published false stories in the past or not.
3. Sources of Merdeka.com
Sources quotes by newspapers are also indicative of their reliability. We will check the sources quoted by Merdeka.com in their news stories to find out if Merdeka.com is factually reliable or not.
C. Merdeka.com Reliability Ratings by Fact-Checking Organizations
Several organizations across the globe independently conduct thorough research and studies on the pattern of news coverage by mainstream media. These websites study the articles published by the news media with the help of professionals and rate them on the basis of bias and reliability. Under this section, we will find out what other fact-checking organizations and media monitors have to say about Merdeka.com.
D. History of Merdeka.com
Merdeka.com is based out of Indonesia and primarily published from Indonesia . In this section, we will comment about the history of Merdeka.com including Merdeka.com founder, Merdeka.com publisher, Merdeka.com circulation and Merdeka.com headquarters.
E. Merdeka.com Funding & Ownership
Under this section, mediabuzz will write about Merdeka.com’s investors, stakeholders and owners to analyze how Merdeka.com’s media bias and factual reliability is affected.
F. Readers of Merdeka.com
Under this section, we will provide you approximate numbers of readers Merdeka.com enjoy. It will also have an age-wise, demographic-wise, gender-wise and political opinion-wise distribution of Merdeka.com audience.
G. Merdeka.com Media Bias and Credibility – Conclusion
After a thorough analysis of Merdeka.com on the above mentioned parameters, we will sum up if Merdeka.com is a left, center or right biased newspaper. Based on the analysis, we will offer a judgement on whether Merdeka.com is a reliable or unreliable publication when factual reporting is concerned.