These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by appealing 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 BNO News Least Biased based on straightforward news reporting for their news wire. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: News Agency
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 2007, BNO News is a news agency based in Tilburg, the Netherlands. It provides news wire services and breaking news to companies and media outlets. According to their about page, “BNO News is a news organization that provides live coverage of breaking and developing stories, with impartiality, responsibility, and fairness among its core values. We strive to provide fast, accurate, and unbiased reporting.”
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Funded by / Ownership
According to their website, “BNO News B.V. is incorporated in the Netherlands and registered by the Chamber of Commerce under nr. 17264724.” Advertising generates revenue for the company. They do not specify if they license their content for a fee, but it is assumed they do.
Analysis / Bias
Like most news wire companies, it provides straightforward news reporting with minimal bias, such as this At least 9 people shot in Savannah, Georgia, neighborhood. This story is properly sourced to local media. As a news service that delivers breaking news, there is always a chance they will need to correct stories as more information becomes available. The website does not produce editorial/opinion content.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, BNO News provided stats and detailed information that was relied upon by major news services. Therefore, they support the consensus of science on this issue. In general, BNO News is high factual and low in bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate BNO News Least Biased based on straightforward news reporting for their news wire. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 7/26/2017) Updated (05/09/2022)
Last Updated on May 9, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check
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