These media sources are slightly to moderately conservative in bias. They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes) to favor conservative causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information, but may require further investigation. See all Right-Center sources.
- Overall, we rate NTD TV Right-Center biased based on editorial positions that favor the right. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to a lack of transparency with ownership and a failed fact check.
Factual Reporting: MIXED
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 2001, NTD TV (Not to be confused with Australian NTD (TV station) or New Tang Dynasty Television is a New York-based television broadcaster. According to their about page NTD’s mission is “At NTD we believe the integrity of our world hinges on the accurate and truthful spreading of information.” NTD TV is founded by a group of Chinese-American Falun Gong practitioners which supports social conservatism, segregated paradises, and anti-communism according to RationalWiki. The Wall Street Journal states that Falun Gong also founded the Epoch Times. However, a SF Gate article suggests that Executives at the Epoch Times, New Tang Dynasty, and Sound of Hope deny they represent the movement. The Chinese Government considers the movement a cult and they state “NTD.TV claims to be an independent public media organization serving Chinese people all over the world. But, in essence, it is a mouthpiece of ‘Falun Gong’ in cult and anti-China propaganda.”
NTD TV’s primary focus topics are news, cultural shows, educational programs, sports, and entertainment.
Funded by / Ownership
New Tang Dynasty TV is a nonprofit organization that was founded by Falun Gong practitioners and generates revenue through advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, NTD TV uses minimally loaded emotional language in their headlines such as “Vice President Pence to Mueller Investigation: Very Respectfully, It’s Time to Wrap Up “and “Mueller’s Russian Troll Case Returns to Bite Him as One Defendant Shows up for Trial.“ New Tang Dynasty Television sources to their right-center biased sister news media company the Epoch Times and they also republish articles from Reuters. Editorially, NTD TV supports conservative issues.
Failed Fact Checks
- The coronavirus may have originated in a Chinese laboratory. – False / Original story: Chinese Netizens and Expert Suspect Wuhan Bioresearch Lab Is the Source of the Coronavirus
Overall, we rate NTD TV Right-Center biased based on editorial positions that favor the right. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to a lack of transparency with ownership and a failed fact check. (M. Huitsing 5/11/2018) Updated (4/10/2020)