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.
Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: HIGH
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rating: EXCELLENT
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
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 Glacier Media Group which publishes numerous newpapers and magazines throughout Canada. Advertising and classified ad sales generate revenue.
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.
Failed Fact Checks
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 05/27/2022)
Last Updated on May 17, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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