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 Belltower.News Left-Center biased based on editorial positions that align with the moderate left. We also rate them as Mostly Factual in reporting rather than High due to poor sourcing and one-sided reporting.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: MOSTLY FACTUAL
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: MEDIUM CREDIBILITY
According to its about page, Belltower.News is a journalistic platform reporting far-right extremism, populism, and hate, covering topics such as racism, antisemitism, Islamophobia, and more. Their focus areas include the Identitarian Movement, the “New Right,” far-right activity on social media, gender issues, far-right music, connections between the far-right and hooligans/martial arts, and far-right terrorism. Belltower.News is based in Berlin, Germany.
Funded by / Ownership
Belltower.News is one of the media projects supported by the Amadeu Antonio Stiftung Foundation, which backs initiatives related to media and journalism—additionally, they generate revenue through donations.
Analysis / Bias
Belltower.News covers far-right movements and activities, including the Alt-Right, racism, Islamophobia, and antisemitism, and publishes articles on symbols and language codes used by the German right-wing and current debates on the right-wing scene.
With a left-leaning perspective, it often features stories critical of far-right policies and covers social justice issues such as LGBTQ+ and racial justice. One such critical article, titled “TERFS – TRANSPHOBIA AND FAR-RIGHT FEMINISM,” explains the definition of trans-exclusionary radical feminists who advocate for excluding trans people.
Belltower.News is critical of TERFs and their alliances with far-right groups. The article also reports on an incident where Australia’s first Indigenous Senator and a trans community supporter, Lidia Thorpe, was pushed to the ground by security forces at an anti-trans rally. However, the accuracy of the information provided in the article cannot be verified without hyperlinks to another source. The Sydney Morning Herald reported the same event under the title “Senator Lidia Thorpe clashes with police at anti-trans rally,” confirming the factual accuracy of the Belltower.News report.
In a parallel to the cooperation between feminist and far-right groups targeting trans people, Belltower.News’ report identifies a partnership between progressive or left-wing groups and far-right groups who overlook their ideological differences and unite against anti-Americanism and anti-imperialism, as seen in this article: “Anti-Americanism HATE OBJECT: USA.” In general, the article presents a one-sided perspective that lacks objectivity and engages in oversimplification and poor sourcing; therefore, we rate Belltower.News as left-leaning editorially and Mostly Factual rather than High based on poor sourcing and one-sided reporting.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate Belltower.News Left-Center biased based on editorial positions that align with the moderate left. We also rate them as Mostly Factual in reporting rather than High due to poor sourcing and one-sided reporting. (M. Huitsing 05/04/2023)
Last Updated on May 4, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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