Questionable Reasoning: Lack of Transparency, Sensationalism, Failed Fact Checks
Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: MIXED
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rating: MODERATE FREEDOM
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY
World of Buzz is an online news and entertainment portal that primarily focuses on stories from Malaysia and Singapore. The website covers a wide range of topics, including social issues, entertainment, and current events. The website is based in Malaysia.
Funded by / Ownership
The ownership and funding details of World of Buzz are not explicitly stated on the website. However, the website is owned by Influasia, a digital media company based in Malaysia. Advertising generates revenue.
Analysis / Bias
World of Buzz offers a mix of news and entertainment stories, often focusing on social issues, human interest stories, and current events. The articles are written in a casual tone and are designed to be easily shareable on social media platforms. Headlines and articles use sensational language such as this Elderly Man Abandoned Half-Naked at Kelantan Night Market, Lies on Feces Covered Mattress. This story is properly sourced to a local media outlet.
Editorially, the website does not appear to have a specific political leaning, but it does focus on sensational stories that are likely to generate social engagement (Clickbait). There is also evidence they have promoted false and misleading information. See failed fact checks.
Failed Fact Checks
- New Graphic Shows How Infected Wuhan Patients May Have Spread The Virus Globally Via Travel. – False
- Man Tests Positive For Monkeypox in Singapore, 23 People Quarantined For 21 Days. – False
Overall, we rate World of Buzz as Least Biased but Questionable based on the promotion of sensationalized content, a lack of transparency, and failed fact checks. (D. Van Zandt 10/01/2023)
Last Updated on October 1, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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