These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes). The reporting is factual and usually sourced. These are the most credible media sources. See all Least Biased sources.
- Overall, we rate World News (WN) Least Biased based on balanced source selection. We also rate them Mostly Factual, rather than High due to a lack of transparency with ownership.
Factual Reporting: MOSTLY FACTUAL
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 1998, World News (WN) is free and offers a broad range of media content from a varied and extensive range of sources. They claim to be a “global leader in online news, WN Network presents news from over 2,000 reputable sources including mainstream providers BBC, CNN, Reuters, Washington Post, The New York Times etc to more regional and localized sources.” They further claim “WN catalogs more than 200,000 articles each day, in over 80 languages. Included are more than 1.5 million biographies and information on almost a million locations.”
Funded by / Ownership
World News (WN) does not openly disclose ownership and therefore is downgraded in credibility.
Analysis / Bias
In review, WN does not produce original news content, but rather links to curated content such as this Israel’s Netanyahu, unbeaten in elections, is going on trial. This story comes from the Associated Press and most other stories are derived from credible sources that range from left to right. In general, this a balanced site based on source selection.
Overall, we rate World News (WN) Least Biased based on balanced source selection. We also rate them Mostly Factual, rather than High due to a lack of transparency with ownership. (D. Van Zandt 7/10/2016) Updated (5/23/2020)