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 as Least Biased based on balanced reporting and High in factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record.
Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
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 many of Hong Kong’s mainstream news outlets.
Read our profile on Hong Kong media and government.
Funded by / Ownership
3,300 Hong Kong residents funded and founded FactWire in the first round of seed funds 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.
This source appears minimally active since China took over Hong Kong politically in 2021.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate FactWire News Agency as 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 (10/14/2022)
Last Updated on October 14, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check
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