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Rappler Media Bias and Rappler Factual Reporting Analysis

Rappler is a popular newspaper in Philippines, published from and headquartered in Philippines. In this article, Mediabuzz is going to analyze Rappler’s media bias and Rappler’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 Rappler along with its factual accuracy.

Media Bias Analysis Summary

After thorough research, we will conclude whether the Rappleris Left Leaning, Right Leaning or Centred in its approach. For Rappler, we will go through several researches, studies, blind surveys, headline analysis, etc. to comment on Rappler’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.

right center
extreme right
left center
extreme left

Factual Reporting Summary

For commenting on the factual accuracy of the Rappler, we will flip through previous news articles of the publication and observe if Rappler has published any factually incorrect information. Based on this, we will conclude that we have commented on the factual accuracy of Rappler. Based on the above analysis, we will assign one of the media reliability meter out of all the three possible meters shown here.

slightly reliable
highly reliable

A.   Rappler Media Bias Analysis

Under this section, we will briefly explain the factors that contribute towards our media bias conclusion for Rappler. We will observe, analyse and comment on the Rappler language used, presidential endorsement, controversies, allegations, political views of Rappler’s editors, etc. to support our inference.

1. Rappler Emotional Influence & Adjectives in Headlines

We will rummage through previous headlines of Rappler to look out for usage of influential language, adjectives, emotionally charged words, etc. that suggests any bias of Rappler towards any side of the spectrum.

2. Rappler 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 Rappler has endorsed in previous presidential elections to support Rappler’s political bias.

3. Political leader’s Criticism of Rappler

A political leader’s frequent criticism of Rappler will also suggest about political inclination of the newspaper. In this section, we will observe if any political leader has criticised Rappler in the past to support our arguments.

4. Allegations on Rappler

Under this section, we will look out for any previous allegations against Rappler by any political leader, party, organization or readers to support if Rappler 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 Rappler media bias. To substantiate our claims about Rappler’s media bias inclination, we will cite these highly reliable sources and research from reputed organizations.

6. Audience of Rappler

The audience of Rappler also strongly suggests its media bias. Therefore, to further substantiate our claims, we will write about Rappler’s audience whether they are democrats or republicans in their political affinities.

7. Rappler’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 Rappler social media accounts to look for clues that suggests Rappler media bias.

8. Popular editors of Rappler

Any popular person or editor associated with the Rappler will also speak a lot about Rappler’s media bias. We will analyze popular persons or editors of Rappler that are directly or indirectly linked to any political party or ideology.

9. Rappler CEO’s political views

In this section, we will look if Rappler 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 Rappler’s media bias.

B. Rappler Factual Reporting Analysis

After Rappler media bias, we will write about Rappler’s factual reporting, to check whether Rappler is reliable or not. There are several parameters on which we will be analyzing Rappler’s factual accuracies and will comment if Rappler has ever published any false or misleading reports.

1. Rappler’s misleading or false news articles

We will look for Rappler’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 Rappler in its Op-Ed or news section.

2. Popular Fact-Checking Organizations’ Analysis of Rappler

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 Rappler to suggest if Rappler has published false stories in the past or not.

3. Sources of Rappler

Sources quotes by newspapers are also indicative of their reliability. We will check the sources quoted by Rappler in their news stories to find out if Rappler is factually reliable or not.

C. Rappler 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 Rappler.

D. History of Rappler

Rappler is based out of Philippines and primarily published from Philippines . In this section, we will comment about the history of Rappler including Rappler founder, Rappler publisher, Rappler circulation and Rappler headquarters.

E. Rappler Funding & Ownership

Under this section, mediabuzz will write about Rappler’s investors, stakeholders and owners to analyze how Rappler’s media bias and factual reliability is affected.

F. Readers of Rappler

Under this section, we will provide you approximate numbers of readers Rappler enjoy. It will also have an age-wise, demographic-wise, gender-wise and political opinion-wise distribution of Rappler audience.


G. Rappler Media Bias and Credibility – Conclusion

After a thorough analysis of Rappler on the above mentioned parameters, we will sum up if Rappler is a left, center or right biased newspaper. Based on the analysis, we will offer a judgement on whether Rappler is a reliable or unreliable publication when factual reporting is concerned.

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