These media sources are slight to moderately conservative in 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 conservative causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information but may require further investigation. See all Right-Center sources.
- Overall, we rate Upward News as Right-Center biased based on editorial positions and story selection that favors a moderate conservative perspective. We also rate them as Mostly Factual in reporting rather than High due to a lack of transparency.
Bias Rating: RIGHT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: MOSTLY FACTUAL
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Upward News was established in 2020 with a mission to overcome the division and polarization in America caused by legacy media. Their objective is to provide simple, selective, and fact-based reporting, free from the influence of big corporations or political parties. The platform emphasizes independent and ethical journalism as crucial for protecting freedom.
Funded by / Ownership
The website lacks transparency as it does not clearly indicate ownership; however, Noon Inc. is listed at the bottom of the homepage. There is no other information provided. Membership fees for full access and an online shop that sells branded merchandise generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
Upward News exhibits a mixed approach in its news reporting, showing some balance in coverage. While the site does lean towards a right-center perspective in its editorial content, it also includes stories that are less ideologically driven. For instance, in their coverage of various political figures, they provide articles on both Joe Biden and Donald Trump, offering insights into different political viewpoints. However, reporting on Trump is more favorable: Trump’s Candidacy Threatened in Colorado Trial. This approach indicates an effort to present a range of perspectives, although the depth and tone of coverage can vary, leaning more towards a conservative viewpoint.
Upward News generally sources its information adequately, often linking to established news outlets and providing references for its claims. For example, in their articles tagged under politics, they frequently cite sources like Reuters, AP News, and other recognized media outlets.
A notable example of editorial bias is evident in the article “The NSA Goes Full Woke Mode.” This piece criticizes the National Security Agency’s policies on social justice and equity, using charged language and framing these policies in a negative light. The choice of words and the overall tone of the article reflect a right-leaning bias, aligning with conservative viewpoints that often challenge progressive policies in government institutions.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate Upward News as Right-Center biased based on editorial positions and story selection that favors a moderate conservative perspective. We also rate them as Mostly Factual in reporting rather than High due to a lack of transparency. (D. Van Zandt 11/20/2023)
Last Updated on November 20, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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