Reasoning: Pro-Syrian State, Propaganda, Poor Sourcing, Lack of Transparency
Bias Rating: LEFT
Factual Reporting: LOW
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY
Founded in 2011, Syria News is a news and opinion website about Syria and the current conflict. Syria News has an extreme Pro-Syrian bias and is highly critical of all opposition. The website lacks transparency as they do to provide an about page. The domain is registered in Iceland.
Funded by / Ownership
Syria News lacks transparency as they do not disclose ownership. Advertising and donations generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
Syria News uses extremely loaded language to convey emotion against the opposition and often only presents one side of the story, such as this Russian Foreign Ministry: US CENTCOM Commander McKenzie is Lying. This story, like most, relies on the use of self linking. Self-linking is when you link to other pages on your own website rather than outside credible sources.
Editorially, they strongly support the Syrian state and President Bashar Al-Asaad through stories such as this Russian Forces Patrol Rams into US Oil Thieves Army in Northern Syria and this President Assad and First Lady Asmaa Vote in the Liberated City of Douma. Through the support of Al-Asaad, they also support the left-wing Arab Socialist Ba’ath Party. In general, Syria News promotes one-sided pro-Syrian state news best described as propaganda.
Failed Fact Checks
- None found
Overall, we rate Syria News Left Biased and Questionable based on extreme pro-state bias, poor sourcing, promotion of propaganda, and a lack of information on the website regarding ownership and location. (D. Van Zandt 5/24/2017) Updated (5/27/2021)
Last Updated on May 27, 2021 by Media Bias Fact Check
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