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.
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- Overall, we rate DiscoveryTheWord.com Questionable based on a complete lack of transparency and poor sourcing of information.
Reasoning: Lack of Transparency, Poor Sourcing
DiscoveryTheWord.com is a website that posts science news. Although there is an about page, there isn’t any information on who owns or edits this website, however, a domain search reveals it was purchased in 2016.
Funded by / Ownership
The website does not disclose ownership and revenue is derived from advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, DiscoveryTheWord.com publishes science-related news with minimal bias such as this 10 Ways Artificial Intelligence is a Part of Our Lives Today. This article provides the name of the author and links to her bio, however, the article itself is not sourced at all. In fact, none of the articles reviewed contained hyperlinked sourcing. DiscoveryTheWord.com does not cover politics, though there is a left lean through numerous articles promoting environmentalism.
In general, this is a Pro-Science source, unfortunately, there isn’t any type of sourcing to support their claims. It appears most of the content is factual, but without a source to back it up we cannot rate this website as a credible source of information.
Overall, we rate DiscoveryTheWord.com Questionable based on a complete lack of transparency and poor sourcing of information. (D. Van Zandt 5/19/2019)