These media sources are moderately to strongly biased toward liberal causes through story selection and/or political affiliation. They may utilize strong loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes), publish misleading reports and omit reporting of information that may damage liberal causes. Some sources in this category may be untrustworthy. See all Left Bias sources.
Factual Reporting: MIXED
Notes: Rappler is an online news site based in the Philippines with a bureau in Jakarta, Indonesia. One of the distinguishing features of Rappler is its “Mood Meter” consisting of bubbles showing the way people react to certain news. The Mood Meter is embedded on each story. Users are asked “how does this story make you feel?” and are given 8 different emotions to choose from – happy, sad, angry, afraid, annoyed, inspired, amused and don’t care. The top ten stories with the most votes over a 48-hour period appear on the Mood Navigator. Rappler has left wing bias in reporting news from the Philippines. They are fiercely opposed to President Duterte and his anti-drug campaign where he advocates killing drug users. We give a mixed factual reporting rating based on some disputes regarding claims made by Rappler. When reporting international news Rappler is relatively low biased and straightforward. (D. Van Zandt 5/16/2017)