Reasoning: Propaganda, Poor Sourcing, Rejection of Science, Lack of Transparency, Some Fake News.
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
World Tribune is an American news outlet that focuses on international news and geopolitics. According to their about page “World Tribune.com is an online international newspaper that publishes daily (Sunday-Friday). The focus is geopolitics and the political-cultural war of ideas. The mission is to provide leadership-minded readers everywhere with need-to-know reports missed by “mainstream” corporate media.” They further state that their content partners are the following, all of which we rate either right biased or questionable:
- The Washington Times
- Hoover Institution
- Hudson Institute
We could not find a listing for the editor of this website.
Funded by / Ownership
World Tribune claims ownership is East West Services, Inc., however, the closest we can find is a building service in San Jose, California. We also found a Linked In account that may be closer to the truth. Revenue appears to be derived from advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, World Tribune publishes news stories with emotionally loaded words that favor the right such as this: Unreported: ‘Christianophobic’ attacks on the rise in France and Germany. This story provides zero links to support their report. In another story: How Soros-funded out-of-state networks orchestrate state-level legislation, there is again zero linking or evidence to support their claims. Let’s go deeper and look at the science. When it comes to climate change this source does not support the consensus of science at all. In general, the World Tribune publishes many true stories, however, occasionally they publish outright fake news.
Overall, we rate World Tribune a Questionable source based on far-right bias (propaganda), and poor sourcing, and misleading science, as well as a lack of ownership transparency. (D. Van Zandt 4/29/2017) Updated (4/16/2019)