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 SooToday.com Left-Center Biased based on story selection that moderately favors the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: Canada (16/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 2001, SooToday.com is a 24/7 news source from Sault Ste. Marie, Algoma, Northern Ontario. According to their about page “, we strive to strengthen communities by connecting you to reliable, timely and accurate information about the issues, people and businesses that matter to Sault Ste. Marie. We believe that local news and information should be free and accessible to all, as it plays an integral role in a healthy community.”
Funded by / Ownership
Village Media owns SooToday.com and revenue is generated through advertising.
Analysis / Bias
SooToday.com reports the news for the Northern Ontario region with low bias such as this The builder of a Dubreuilville gold mine is now an owner. National and world news is derived from the Canadian Press, which is similar to the AP and Reuters for Canada.
SooToday does not publish op-ed’s, however, when reporting on politics more stories favor the left such as this Trudeau ‘appalled’ by homophobic graffiti outside Ottawa mayor’s home. In general, the news is reported factual and with a very slight left-leaning story selection bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate SooToday.com Left-Center Biased based on story selection that moderately favors the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 3/4/2017) Updated (4/2/2021)