- Overall, we rate NOWNews Today Left-Center Biased due to editorial positions that favor the left. We also rate them as Mostly Factual rather than High due to a lack of transparency.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: MOSTLY FACTUAL
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 2008, NOWnews Today is a news website based in Taipei, Taiwan. According to their about page, “Officially launched in April 2008, it is the first real-time news website on the Internet in Taiwan. It is committed to building the most influential news media in the Chinese world and a leading brand for digital media.”
Funded by / Ownership
NOWnews Today is owned by Today Media Co., Ltd. Advertising generates revenue.
Analysis / Bias
NOWnews Today uses some loaded language in their local reports but maintains factual reporting, such as in this article: Lu Shaye Questions the Sovereignty of the Former Soviet Union, Ukrainian President’s Adviser Criticizes Absurdity. This story is sourced from the Central News Agency.
Editorially, NOWnews Today mostly aligns with the left as evidenced by this op-ed: Today’s Editorial / Taiwan’s epidemic war is also a humanitarian war? In general, story selection and op-eds favor the left, while the news is mostly factual due to some false claims.
Failed Fact Checks
Overall, we rate NOWnews Today Left-Center Biased due to editorial positions that favor the left. We also rate them Mostly Factual rather than High due to allegedly making a few false claims. (D. Van Zandt 04/23/2023)
Last Updated on June 28, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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