Middle East Eye

AllSides Media Bias Rating™: Left
44/27
The bias meter value for Middle East Eye is -3.70. -6 is the furthest "Left" value and 6 is the furthest "Right" value.
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Middle East Eye
Middle East Eye
Bias Rating Left
Type News Media
Region National
Established 2014
Website middleeasteye.net
Twitter @MiddleEastEye
Facebook MiddleEastEye
Wikipedia Middle East Eye
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About Middle East Eye's Bias Rating

Middle East Eye is a news media source with an AllSides Media Bias Rating™ of Left.

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Sources with an AllSides Media Bias Rating of Left display media bias in ways that strongly align with liberal, progressive, or left-wing thought and/or policy agendas. This is our most liberal rating on the political spectrum.

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Middle East Eye Rated Left in October 2023 Independent Review

An October 2023 Independent Review of Middle East Eye returned an AllSides Media Bias Rating™ of Left.

At the time of review, most of the website's content focused on the war between Israel and Hamas. An AllSides reviewer reviewed content from both before and after the beginning of the war on October 7, 2023 to reach a conclusion.

At the time of review, most of the content published on Middle East Eye's website were stories of interest to the Middle Eastern and Muslim worlds. The subject matter of articles reviewed by AllSides included the Israel-Hamas conflict, Israeli politics, Palestine, legal cases involving Muslims in the United States, U.S. immigration, Joe Biden's administration, and conservative politicians across the European Union.

Middle East Eye's story choice was biased, heavily in favor of the left, and it often elevated perspectives from progressive media and activists, while criticizing conservative politicians, Netanyahu's Israeli government, and the Biden administration. For example, in an article titled "EU-Tunisia migrant deal 'terrible for human rights', says HRW," the writer described Italy's conservative Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni as "right-wing," but included no descriptors for European Union President Ursula von der Leyen.

The outlet also expressed bias heavily in favor of Palestine. A prominently feature opinion essay, titled "Israel-Palestine war: Has Biden lost control of Netanyahu?" labeled Hamas' October 7, 2023 acts of terror against Israeli civilians a "Palestinian fighters' attack." At the time of review, AllSides did not encounter any opinions on the site from a pro-Israel perspective.

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As of April 2024, people have voted on the AllSides Media Bias Rating for Middle East Eye. On average, those who disagree with our rating think this source has a Lean Left bias.

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As of April 2024, AllSides has low or initial confidence in our Left rating for Middle East Eye. If we perform more bias reviews and gather consistent data, this confidence level will increase.

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