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
Notes: Spiegel Online (SPON) is one of the most widely read German-language news Websites. It was founded in 1994 as the Web offspring of the German news magazine, Der Spiegel, with a staff of journalists independent from the magazine. Today, Spiegel Online is the most frequently quoted online media product in Germany. Spiegel Online International, an English section featuring articles translated into English, was launched in autumn 2004. Spiegel Online has a left-center political bias through wording and story choices. They source to credible information and are factual in reporting.