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: MIXED
World Press Freedom Rank: United Arab Emirates 114/180
Notes: Launched in 2015, StepFeed is a Dubai based magazine gossip tabloid that is focused on delivering news coverage, entertainment, and celebrity gossip to Arab millennials. The Step Group is a partner with DMS group, which is the official digital arm of Choueiri Group. Chaker Khazaal is the editor-in-chief for StepFeed and YallaFeed.com. According to Reporters without borders, UAE ranked 119 in the 2017 World Press Freedom Index and The United Arab Emirates regularly participates in the online surveillance of journalists.
In review, StepFeed publishes stories with sensational headlines such as “Egyptian singer arrested for music video with a banana”, “The average Arab breast size is either ‘A or B cup’ … here’s a breakdown.” However, they utilize credible sources in their political news such as Newsweek, Reuters, Times of Israel, and occasionally factually mixed sources such as RT news, The Sun and Daily Mail. When covering political news stories StepFeed slightly favors the left through story selection and wording. Overall, we rate StepFeed Left-Center biased and Mixed for factual reporting based on the use of other Mixed sources. (M. Huitsing 11/20/2017)