A questionable source exhibits one or more of the following: extreme bias, consistent promotion of propaganda/conspiracies, poor or no sourcing to credible information, a complete lack of transparency and/or is fake news. Fake News is the deliberate attempt to publish hoaxes and/or disinformation for the purpose of profit or influence (Learn More). Sources listed in the Questionable Category may be very untrustworthy and should be fact checked on a per article basis. Please note sources on this list are not considered fake news unless specifically written in the reasoning section for that source. See all Questionable sources.
Overall, we rate TechStartups Right-Center Biased and Questionable based on a complete lack of transparency, poor sourcing, promotion of conspiracy theories, and misinformation regarding the Coronavirus.
Reasoning: Lack of Transparency, Poor Sourcing, Conspiracy, Misinformation
Country: USA World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 2017, TechStartups is a website publishing news about technology start-ups, science, and medicine. According to their about page “Our goal is to help tech startup companies, especially the underdogs, find customers, funding, mentors by connecting them to the right investors, early adopters, decision-makers and resources to grow their companies. Techstartups.com is also a platform for you to explore exciting and new products from innovative startups and be part of their success stories.”
The website completely lacks transparency as they do not list author names, ownership, or how they are funded.
TechStartups does not disclose ownership and revenue appears to be derived through advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, TechStartups publishes under the categories, News, Press Releases, Product Reviews, Crowdfunding Campaigns, and Startup Jobs. For the purpose of this review, we will focus on their news reporting. TechStartups does not perform investigative reports but rather summarizes news from other sources. There is minimal use of loaded language in headlines such as this: Amazon to hire additional 75,000 full and part-time employees as demand rises due to coronavirus. This story is appropriately sourced to Amazon.
Overall, we rate TechStartups Right-Center Biased and Questionable based on a complete lack of transparency, poor sourcing, promotion of conspiracy theories, and misinformation regarding the Coronavirus. (D. Van Zandt 4/13/2020) Updated (10/30/2020)