Notes: The Epoch Times is an international, privately held, multi-language news media company in print and online. The Epoch Times first published in New York in April 2000 (in Chinese only) and the online edition in August 2000. In 2003, The Epoch Times launched an online edition in English, which began printing as a newspaper in New York in 2004. The Epoch Times is founded by John Tang and a group of Chinese-American Falun Gong practitioners. The Epoch Times publishes in 21 languages in 35 countries across five continents. Their focus topics includes sections for world and national news, op-eds, sports, entertainment, business, arts and culture, travel and health.
According to a Politico article dated 06/23/2010, Epoch Times spokesperson and opinion editor Stephen Gregory would not comment on how The Epoch Times is funded because he says “the owners prefer to remain private,” Gregory said that in the beginning, “the people who started the newspaper were able to fund it.”
The Epoch Times editorials regarding US news generally tend to stay neutral as they source from both sides by using the Weekly Standard and Axios However, they source opinion pieces very poorly when reporting about China. The Epoch Times also uses loaded language that occasionally favors the right such as this: Why Media Organizations Can’t Let Go of the Fake Russia-Collusion Narrative. A factual search shows that they have not failed any fact checks. Overall, we rate The Epoch Times Right-Center Biased and high for factual reporting about USA news, and biased regarding news about China. (M. Huitsing 8/21/2017) (Updated 1/31/2018)