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EpochTimes Media Bias and EpochTimes Factual Reporting Analysis

EpochTimes is a popular newspaper in Taiwan, published from and headquartered in Taiwan. In this article, Mediabuzz is going to analyze EpochTimes’s media bias and EpochTimes’s factual reporting on the basis of its coverage, language used, presidential endorsements, media reports, research and blind surveys. We have also commented on the left or right biasedness of the EpochTimes along with its factual accuracy.

Media Bias Analysis Summary

After thorough research, we will conclude whether the EpochTimesis Left Leaning, Right Leaning or Centred in its approach. For EpochTimes, we will go through several researches, studies, blind surveys, headline analysis, etc. to comment on EpochTimes’s media bias. Based on the above analysis, we will assign one of the media bias meter out of all the seven possible meters shown here.

right center
extreme right
left center
extreme left

Factual Reporting Summary

For commenting on the factual accuracy of the EpochTimes, we will flip through previous news articles of the publication and observe if EpochTimes has published any factually incorrect information. Based on this, we will conclude that we have commented on the factual accuracy of EpochTimes. Based on the above analysis, we will assign one of the media reliability meter out of all the three possible meters shown here.

slightly reliable
highly reliable

A.   EpochTimes Media Bias Analysis

Under this section, we will briefly explain the factors that contribute towards our media bias conclusion for EpochTimes. We will observe, analyse and comment on the EpochTimes language used, presidential endorsement, controversies, allegations, political views of EpochTimes’s editors, etc. to support our inference.

1. EpochTimes Emotional Influence & Adjectives in Headlines

We will rummage through previous headlines of EpochTimes to look out for usage of influential language, adjectives, emotionally charged words, etc. that suggests any bias of EpochTimes towards any side of the spectrum.

2. EpochTimes Endorsement of President

Endorsement of presidential candidates in elections comments strongly about a newspaper’s affiliation towards left or right. We will look out for candidates that EpochTimes has endorsed in previous presidential elections to support EpochTimes’s political bias.

3. Political leader’s Criticism of EpochTimes

A political leader’s frequent criticism of EpochTimes will also suggest about political inclination of the newspaper. In this section, we will observe if any political leader has criticised EpochTimes in the past to support our arguments.

4. Allegations on EpochTimes

Under this section, we will look out for any previous allegations against EpochTimes by any political leader, party, organization or readers to support if EpochTimes is biased towards left, right or center.

5. Media Bias Articles from Research Papers, Institutions, etc.

Several reputed fact checking and media bias analytics organizations conduct thorough surveys and research to write about EpochTimes media bias. To substantiate our claims about EpochTimes’s media bias inclination, we will cite these highly reliable sources and research from reputed organizations.

6. Audience of EpochTimes

The audience of EpochTimes also strongly suggests its media bias. Therefore, to further substantiate our claims, we will write about EpochTimes’s audience whether they are democrats or republicans in their political affinities.

7. EpochTimes’s controversial statements and tweets

Several newspapers make controversial statements or tweets on social media that reflect their affinity towards any ideology. We will flip through EpochTimes social media accounts to look for clues that suggests EpochTimes media bias.

8. Popular editors of EpochTimes

Any popular person or editor associated with the EpochTimes will also speak a lot about EpochTimes’s media bias. We will analyze popular persons or editors of EpochTimes that are directly or indirectly linked to any political party or ideology.

9. EpochTimes CEO’s political views

In this section, we will look if EpochTimes CEO supports or sponsors any political party directly or indirectly. We will look for his tweets, statements, opinion pieces, and controversies that will take us towards EpochTimes’s media bias.

B. EpochTimes Factual Reporting Analysis

After EpochTimes media bias, we will write about EpochTimes’s factual reporting, to check whether EpochTimes is reliable or not. There are several parameters on which we will be analyzing EpochTimes’s factual accuracies and will comment if EpochTimes has ever published any false or misleading reports.

1. EpochTimes’s misleading or false news articles

We will look for EpochTimes’s previous history if it has ever intentionally or unintentionally published any fake news, false or misleading reports to influence audience. We will also write about false claims made by EpochTimes in its Op-Ed or news section.

2. Popular Fact-Checking Organizations’ Analysis of EpochTimes

Several fact-checking organizations including Politico, FactCheck, Snopes, Poynter, etc. conduct frequent fact-check on news articles published by newspapers. We will list down fact-checks that mentioned EpochTimes to suggest if EpochTimes has published false stories in the past or not.

3. Sources of EpochTimes

Sources quotes by newspapers are also indicative of their reliability. We will check the sources quoted by EpochTimes in their news stories to find out if EpochTimes is factually reliable or not.

C. EpochTimes Reliability Ratings by Fact-Checking Organizations

Several organizations across the globe independently conduct thorough research and studies on the pattern of news coverage by mainstream media. These websites study the articles published by the news media with the help of professionals and rate them on the basis of bias and reliability. Under this section, we will find out what other fact-checking organizations and media monitors have to say about EpochTimes.

D. History of EpochTimes

EpochTimes is based out of Taiwan and primarily published from Taiwan . In this section, we will comment about the history of EpochTimes including EpochTimes founder, EpochTimes publisher, EpochTimes circulation and EpochTimes headquarters.

E. EpochTimes Funding & Ownership

Under this section, mediabuzz will write about EpochTimes’s investors, stakeholders and owners to analyze how EpochTimes’s media bias and factual reliability is affected.

F. Readers of EpochTimes

Under this section, we will provide you approximate numbers of readers EpochTimes enjoy. It will also have an age-wise, demographic-wise, gender-wise and political opinion-wise distribution of EpochTimes audience.


G. EpochTimes Media Bias and Credibility – Conclusion

After a thorough analysis of EpochTimes on the above mentioned parameters, we will sum up if EpochTimes is a left, center or right biased newspaper. Based on the analysis, we will offer a judgement on whether EpochTimes is a reliable or unreliable publication when factual reporting is concerned.

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