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 Al-Sura Left-Center biased due to story selection that slightly favors left leaning positions and factually Mixed based on a complete lack of sourcing.
Factual Reporting: MIXED
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 48/180
Based in New York City, Al-Sura is an English language news website that focuses on Iraq and the Middle East. The site describes itself on their about page as a “news platform for journalists, social media activists focusing on political analysis and news about Iraq and the Middle East.” However, no ownership or management information is given on the site’s about page and the media contact page leads back to the home page.
Funded by / Ownership
The website does not disclose ownership, but according to its about page “Al-Sura does not receive funding from any source and depends solely on the efforts and donations of its contributors.” However, a review of the website shows that there are approximately 5 online ads per page.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Al-Sura tends to publish stories utilizing moderately emotional loaded wording such as “IS IDLIB NEXT?” and “THE BLOODY SHIFT TO HOSTAGES & EXTORTION TACTICS BY ISIS.” Editorially, Al-Sura demonstrates a negative opinion of President Trump as well as being critical of the Saudi Government. Al-Sura also reports with a pro-environment stance.
When it comes to sourcing, Al-Sura simply does not source at all. There was zero use of hyperlinking, quotations or citations on the articles reviewed.
Overall, we rate Al-Sura Left-Center biased due to story selection that slightly favors left leaning positions and factually Mixed based on a complete lack of sourcing. (M. Huitsing 8/8/2018) Updated (12/9/2019)