The News Lens is an independent bilingual website in Mandarin and English based in Taiwan and Hong Kong that 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.
Funded by / Ownership
Joey Chung and Mario Yang own New Lens. Advertising generates revenue, and funding comes from investors.
Analysis / Bias
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 (01/23/2023)
Last Updated on July 1, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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