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- Overall, we rate Hoodsite Questionable based on a complete lack of transparency as well as the publication of graphic videos that may be disturbing to some audiences.
Reasoning: Lack of Transparency, Graphic Videos
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 2019, Hoodsite is an uncensored crime news and media website which reports on real-life events. According to their about page, “No accident is beautiful, no crime is pretty, no homicide is nice to look at. But by not seeing these situations for what they truly are, no matter how gut-wrenching a news incident might be, you are censoring yourself from the truth and accept being lied to by not seeing things with your own eyes.”
The website completely lacks transparency as they do not disclose names associated with the website or ownership.
Funded by / Ownership
Hoodsite does not disclose ownership and revenue is derived through advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Hoodsite publishes videos of crimes and accidents. Pretty much all the videos are shocking, disturbing and many times nauseating to watch. We are not going to share links here and this review is simply to inform the public that this is a highly graphic website that is not for everyone. Further, they warn that you must be 18 or over to view the videos. We are not rating this website for bias as that is not a factor. We will rate them Mixed for factual reporting because they completely lack transparency although the videos appear unedited and real.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate Hoodsite Questionable based on a complete lack of transparency as well as the publication of graphic videos that may be disturbing to some audiences. (D.Van Zandt 11/21/2020)