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 Digg Left-Center Biased based on using more sources that lean left. We also rate them Mostly Factual in reporting based on a lack of transparency and sometimes using sources that have failed fact checks.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 2004, Digg is a news aggregator with a curated front page, that selects stories for an Internet audience focusing on science, trending political issues, and viral Internet issues. According to their about page, “Digg provides the most relevant and compelling content to millions of users a month. Using proprietary data sources and a crack editorial team, we cut through the clutter of the Internet and make sense of the noise so you don’t have to. Digg has everything you’ll see later, now.”
Funded by / Ownership
Digg is owned by BuySellAds since 2018, however, they do not clearly disclose ownership on the website. Revenue is derived through sponsored articles and a shop that sells merchandise.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Digg republishes/links to other news articles often with a short excerpt written by their staff. They also occasionally produce original content such as this US Capitol Under Lockdown: One Dead, Electoral Vote Count Suspended. Here’s What You Need To Know. This is a live blog covering the unfolding events of a violent protest by Trump supporters who stormed the Capitol building in protest of the election results. Digg’s curated news articles typically come from left-center biased sources according to our ratings such as Vice Media, New York Times, and Washington Post. They also publish information from science and tech such as Wired and Science Daily. Finally, they publish opinion content that sometimes comes from right-leaning sources. In general, Digg publishes a mix of content from a variety of different sources, however, more align with the left than the right.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate Digg Left-Center Biased based on using more sources that lean left. We also rate them Mostly Factual in reporting based on a lack of transparency and sometimes using sources that have failed fact checks. (D. Van Zandt 1/16/2017) Updated (1/6/2021)