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- Overall, we rate BlackNews.com Left Biased and Questionable due to a complete lack of transparency and poor sourcing of information.
Reasoning: Lack of Transparency, Poor Sourcing
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 2001, BlackNews.com is a website that publishes and aggregates news on politics, culture, and accomplishments by African Americans. The website lacks transparency as they do not provide an about page or disclose ownership.
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Funded by / Ownership
The website does not disclose ownership, however, at the bottom of pages, it says it is copyrighted to Dante Lee International, which is a company that publishes websites for African American readers. Revenue is derived through advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, BlackNews.com publishes news on social justice, culture, entertainment, and politics. Articles and headlines contain moderately loaded language such as this: Still No Jail Time For White Couple Who Starved and Abused Their Black Adopted Children. This story does not have an author name or any type of sourcing or citations as to where it came from. Many stories on the website highlight social injustice such as the one above and this Black Mom Who Adopted White Baby Says the Police Have Been Called on Her Twice.
Editorially, they frequently report negatively on President Donald Trump such as this, 6 Lies and Truths About Black Unemployment Under Trump’s Administration. In general, the news is reported with a left-leaning bias and is usually factual. However, with a complete lack of transparency and little to no sourcing of information, this is a questionable source.
Failed Fact Checks
Overall, we rate BlackNews.com Left Biased and Questionable due to a complete lack of transparency and poor sourcing of information. (D. Van Zandt 6/28/2020)
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