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- Overall, we rate Gucmakale.com strongly left-biased and Questionable based on poor sourcing of information and a complete lack of transparency regarding authors and ownership.
Reasoning: Poor Sourcing, Lack of Transparency
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 2018, Gucmakale is a feminist news and opinion website that directs to the Femalista website which is affiliated with the Facebook page Women’s Rights News. According to their about page “We promote and advocate an array of topics from global gender equality, feminism, gay rights, shaming & bullying, body positive & acceptance, rape, rape culture, victim blaming, reproductive rights / pro-choice, women’s health, domestic & sexual abuse, survivor & victim stories, SHEroes, human rights, gender pay gap and so much more.
Other than an about page the website lacks transparency as they do not disclose ownership, editors, or authors.
Funded by / Ownership
Gucmakale does not openly state ownership, however, on the terms and conditions page, it indicates they are controlled by Perfect Insight, Inc. A search for this company reveals they were dissolved in 2017. Revenue is derived through advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Gucmakale is essentially a mirror website of Femalista.com that breaks news down into categories such as Women, Activism, Beauty & Health, Body & Love, LGBT, Parenting, and Politics. Story selection favors a liberal perspective and utilizes moderately loaded emotional wording such as this Ex-Homophobes Share What Was The Eye-Opener That Changed Their Minds. This story, like most, is published by the anonymous Vicky and is sourced to Social Media. A review of several articles indicates they do not source information properly.
For more information on editorial bias please read our review for Femalista.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate Gucmakale.com strongly left-biased and Questionable based on poor sourcing of information and a complete lack of transparency regarding authors and ownership. (D. Van Zandt 7/13/2020)