Popular internet browser Opera has 63 built in news outlets on their featured news section, but it doesn’t appear to have a single conservative source.
The function allows users to customize what sort of news they want to read within their browser and lets people tick and untick their preferences from a large list of outlets.
When selecting “English – United States” as your language, the list includes ABC, BBC News, Business Insider, Buzzfeed, CBS, CNBC, CNN, Esquire, FiveThirtyEight, Gawker, Huffington Post, Inquisitr, International Business Times, LA Times, Mashable, Mother Jones, NBC, New York Observer, New York Times, Politico, Salon, Slate, The Atlantic, The Economist, The Guardian, The Week, TIME, USA Today, VICE, Vox, Wall Street Journal, and the Washington post.
Breitbart News, Fox News, The Rebel, and even moderate pro-free speech platforms such as Spiked Online are all excluded from the options, and users are unable to add any other outlets apart from those listed by default.
The browser includes British center-right establishment newspapers, The Daily Mail and The Telegraph, as the only sources that could be considered remotely conservative, adding Opera to the long list of Silicon Valley tech companies that appear to have a hidden political agenda.