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- Overall, we rate Facts Wanted, Questionable based on a complete lack of transparency, poor sourcing, and plagiarism from other news sources.
Reasoning: Lack of Transparency, Poor Sourcing, Plagiarism
World Press Freedom Rank: Belize 47/180
Facts Wanted is a website that publishes a variety of news with a focus on politics. Unfortunately, they do not provide an about page, mission statement or contact information. According to a Whois domain search, Facts Wanted was founded in 2017 and located in Belize.
Funded by / Ownership
The website does not disclose ownership, however Whois shows the domain is registered by Bedigital Corporation. There does not appear to be a source of revenue for this website.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Facts Wanted publishes general news such as this: 10 People Have Died In Fire At Brazil Soccer Team Complex and political news such as this Supreme Court Blocks Louisiana Abortion Clinic Law. This latter article does not provide any type of sourcing, we therefore ran a plagiarism check and determined it is 100% plagiarized. There appears be two people publishing articles on Facts Wanted. The first is known as Insider and this person never provides hyperlinked sourcing and almost exclusively publishes 100% plagiarized news articles. The proper way to republish an article is to include a short snippet and then provide a hyperlink to the original source. This is considered Fair Use, which is not being done on this website. The second author is who does a better job of sourcing information and producing original reports. Shauli Bar-On’s articles tend to lean right such as this: Dems Do Damage Control After Tlaib Calls For Impeachment, Uses Profanity. This article is sourced to Fox News.
In general, Facts Wanted publishes real news from other sources, albeit plagiarized. The other author on the website publishes information that leans right in tone.
Overall, we rate Facts Wanted, Questionable based on a complete lack of transparency, poor sourcing, and plagiarism from other news sources. (D. Van Zandt 2/9/2019)
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