The News Lens

The News Lens - Left-Center Bias - Liberal - Credible - ReliableFactual Reporting: High - Credible - Reliable


LEFT-CENTER BIAS

These media sources have a slight to moderate liberal bias.  They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by appeals to emotion or stereotypes) to favor liberal causes.  These sources are generally trustworthy for information but may require further investigation. See all Left-Center sources.

  • Overall, we rate The News Lens Left-Center Biased based on editorial positions that moderately align with the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.

Detailed Report

Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: Taiwan (43/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY

History

The News Lens is an independent bilingual website in Mandarin and English based in Taiwan and Hong Kong which provides daily coverage of news around the globe and within Greater China. According to Joey Chung, co-founder, and CEO of The News Lens, “The News Lens is an online news publication aimed at the under-40 crowd.” He also says he uses Taiwan as a “base to penetrate the audience of around 330 million Chinese millennials globally.” Article categories include Education, Health, Politics, Lifestyle, World, Tech Business, Career, and more.

Read our profile on Taiwan media and government.

Funded by / Ownership

Joey Chung and Mario Yang own New Lens. Advertising generates revenue, and funding comes from investors.

Analysis / Bias

According to Techcrunch, The News Lens has a content partnership with Time Inc., which allows it to translate and publish articles from Time and Fortune.

The political content of headlines and articles use a slight right-leaning bias with loaded words such as: “Trump is China’s Nightmare American President” and Big Data & AI Harnessed to Perfect the Police State in China” The majority of articles are biased and politically oriented against China; however they maintain factual reporting and use credible sources.

When reporting on the USA, they report positively such as this ‘Taiwanese Americans for Progress’ Plans For Post-Trump Future. When reporting on scientific issues, they moderately favor the left, such as this Taiwan Lacks a Plan for Meeting Climate Change Targets.

Failed Fact Checks

  • None in the Last 5 years

Overall, we rate The News Lens Left-Center Biased based on editorial positions that moderately align with the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (M. Huitsing 8/18/2017) Updated (8/31/2021)

Source: https://international.thenewslens.com/

Last Updated on August 31, 2021 by Media Bias Fact Check

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