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The Epoch Times


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The Epoch Times is a multi-language newspaper founded in 2000 by John Tang and a group of Chinese Americans associated with the Falun Gong spiritual movement. Though the newspaper has been known for general interest topics with a focus on news about China and its human rights issues, it is becoming known for its support of U.S. President Donald Trump and favorable coverage of right-wing politicians in Europe; a 2019 report showed it to be the second-largest funder of pro-Trump Facebook advertising after the Trump campaign itself. The newspaper is part of the Epoch Media Group, which also operates New Tang Dynasty Television (NTD). The group's news sites and YouTube channels are known for spreading conspiracy theories such as QAnon and anti-vaccination propaganda. For its articles, the publication draws from a network within China, as well as Chinese expatriates living in the West.
  • History and relation to Falun Gong 

  • Finances 

  • Distribution 

  • Editorial stance 

  • "Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party" editorials 

  • Pro-Trump conspiracy theories and disinformation 

  • COVID-19 coverage and misinformation 

  • Other 

  • Ads banned by Facebook and YouTube 

  • Removal of ''The BL (The Beauty of Life)'' from Facebook 

  • Removal of ''TruthMedia'' from Facebook 

  • Censorship by the Chinese government 

  • White House controversies 

  • Assessments