Daily Source Bias Check: Castanet

Last updated on May 24th, 2021 at 12:56 pm

Castanet - Least Biased - Credible

Factual Reporting: High - Credible - Reliable


LEAST BIASED

These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes).  The reporting is factual and usually sourced.  These are the most credible media sources. See all Least-Biased sources.

  • Overall, we rate Castanet Least Biased based on low biased news reporting and minimal editorializing. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.

Detailed Report

Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: Canada
World Press Freedom Rank: Canada 18/180

History

Founded in 2000, Castanet is news website located in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley. The website publishes news, classifieds, weather and entertainment information. The website lacks transparency as they do not list who owns the website or who the editors are. They do name authors.

Funded by / Ownership

Castanet is owned by Castanet Media. Revenue is derived through advertising and classified ad sales.

Analysis / Bias

In review, Castanet reports news concerning British Columbia through a combination of staff reporting and republishing from third party sources such as The Canadian Press and Tri-City News. Headlines are often low biased such as this: 2 men charged for murder. World News is exclusively republished from the Canadian Press. 

Political news reporting also relies on the least biased Canadian Press. In general, Castanet reports news with minimal bias and often utilizes external least biased sources for news outside of British Columbia.

A factual search reveals they have not failed a fact check.

Overall, we rate Castanet Least Biased based on low biased news reporting and minimal editorializing. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (12/11/2016) Updated (D. Van Zandt 2/7/2020)

Source: https://www.castanet.net/

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