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- Overall, we rate 12minutos.com Questionable based on the ability to create fake news that can be shared on the internet.
Reasoning: Fake News
Founded 2008, 12minutos.com is a website that allows users to generate fake news. According to their about page they state “This is an entertainment site, the news is created by users. These are humorous, fantasy, fictional news that should not be taken seriously or serve as a source of information.”
Funded by / Ownership
12minutos.com does not disclose ownership or how they are funded.
Analysis / Bias
In review, 12minutos.com is a Spanish website that is very similar to React365 in that you create a title, write in some text and upload a photo that will then generate a web page that you can share. People can make up anything they want.
Overall, we rate 12minutos.com Questionable based on the ability to create fake news that can be shared on the internet. (D. Van Zandt 5/1/2019)
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