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 FactWire News Agency Least Biased based on balanced reporting and High in factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: Hong Kong
World Press Freedom Rank: Hong Kong 80/180
Founded in 2015, FactWire is an investigative news agency headquartered in Kowloon, Hong Kong. As a non-profit public service news agency, it was established on 18 August 2015, and became operational on 1 March 2016. FactWire mainly focuses on watchdog investigative reporting wired to a large number of Hong Kong’s mainstream news outlets.
Funded by / Ownership
3,300 Hong Kong residents funded and founded FactWire in the first round of seed fund via the crowdfunding platform FringeBacker in 2015. Revenue is currently generated through donations.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Factwire does not use loaded language at all and publishes thoroughly researched information. All information is properly sourced and demonstrates minimal bias as all sides are covered. We also could not find evidence of any failed fact checks, therefore this source is least biased and high for factual reporting.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate FactWire News Agency Least Biased based on balanced reporting and High in factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 12/21/2017) Updated (12/10/2020)