- Overall, we rate FR24 News Questionable based on a complete lack of transparency and the publication of plagiarized news content. They are unrated for bias as they are an imposter site.
Questionable Reasoning: Poor Sourcing, Lack of Transparency, Plagiarism, Imposter Site
Bias Rating: NOT RATED
Factual Reporting: MIXED
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY
At the bottom of each page, they state, “FR24 News is your news, entertainment, music fashion website. We provide you with the latest breaking news and videos straight from the entertainment industry.” However, they completely lack transparency as they do not name editors or ownership. The domain is registered in the USA, but we can’t determine where the editors originate from.
Funded by / Ownership
FR24 News does not disclose ownership, and advertising generates revenue.
Analysis / Bias
FR24 News looks similar to France 24 website. The website frequently publishes news stories ranging from breaking to entertainment to fashion news. While not confirmed, it appears the news is aggregated from other sources, with little thought given to the content.
Unfortunately, FR24 copies full news articles from other sources and does not always credit them, which is a form of plagiarism and copyright infringement. Some sources they copied directly from are CNBC, Financial Times, and NBC News. These news stories were credible and low-biased but are an act of deception by FR24 News.
CNBC wrote a report about sites such as FR24 News that scrape content without giving credit while generating revenue through advertising that you can view here. Under Fair Use law, you can only copy a small summary of the text and then directly link to the original source. In general, they do not publish with bias but instead republish content to display ads. They are not credible, unlike France 24, which meets high standards.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate FR24 News Questionable based on a complete lack of transparency and the publication of plagiarized news content. They are unrated for bias as they are an imposter site. (D. Van Zandt 9/27/2021)