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 News24.com Least Biased based on reasonably balanced editorial perspectives. 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
Country: South Africa
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
News24.com is an English-language South African online news publication created in October 1998 by the multinational media company Naspers. News24 covers local and international news, politics, business, entertainment, technology, and sport.
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Funded by / Ownership
Media24 owns and publishes News24.com. They publish several magazines, newspapers, and online publications in South Africa. Advertising and subscription fees generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
News24.com covers local and international news, business, entertainment, sports, technology, and politics. Articles and headlines pertaining to local news use minimal biased wording, such as this Man arrested in connection with mass killing in Khayelitsha. World News is usually republished from large credible media sources such as AFP, Bloomberg, Al Jazeera, and Reuters.
Editorially, News24.com tends to cover both left and right-leaning perspectives, with slightly more favoring the right. According to the Reuters Institute, 83% of South Africans trust News24 vs. 8% who do not, ranking them the #1 most trusted South African media source. News24.com publishes fact-based news on the right side of least biased.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate News24.com Least Biased based on reasonably balanced editorial perspectives. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (D. Van Zandt 11/23/2016) Updated (05/28/2023)
Last Updated on May 28, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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