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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.

Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: India 136/180

Notes: Launched in 2012, is an Indian news and entertainment media website based in the USA. Samir Patil is the CEO and founder of According to their about page describes their goal as “Our goal is to add critical perspectives to these stories through rigorous reporting, objective analyses, and expert commentary.”

A Colombia Journalism Review article published in 2016, describes as one of India’s most successful leading independent media websites. In an interview with VCCircle, revealed that they get funding from Omidyar, Media Development Investment Fund.

According to Reporters without borders the media environment in India is threatened by increasing nationalism. The 2017 World Press Freedom Index ranks India 136th out of 180 countries.

In review, reports international news with low bias and they use credible left leaning sources such as BBC, ABC News  and maintain factual reporting. They use minimally loaded language in their articles and headlines such as “US: Explosion reported at Manhattan’s Port Authority bus terminal”.  In reporting national news, they use credible sources such as the Hindustan Times. Overall, we rate high for factual reporting and we place them in the left-center category due to their source selections. (M. Huitsing 12/11/2017)


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