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InfoScum - Left Center BiasQUESTIONABLE SOURCE

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.

  • Overall, we rate InfoScum Left-Center Biased based on the left leaning sources they aggregate and High for factual reporting, but Questionable overall as there is zero transparency. I want to re-emphasize that the news they link to is credible, but the site on a whole is not.

Detailed Report

Reasoning: Lack Of Transparency
Country: Canada
World Press Freedom Rank: Canada 18/180

History

Founded in 2017, InfoScum is a news aggregation website that is really just a portal to sell products. InfoScum does not have an about page, nor any information about ownership, or really anything that points toward a living human being. According to Whois, the domain is registered to someone in Toronto, Canada.

Funded by / Ownership

The website does not offer any information on ownership and they are funded through advertising. In fact, they have an entire page dedicated to “Deals”.

Analysis / Bias

In review, InfoScum is a news aggregator that breaks news into the categories of all news, science, video and podcasts. All links lead to the source websites when clicked. The all news section consists of mostly left leaning sources such as HuffPo, Yahoo News and Axios. Science news points to Pro-Science sources such as Phys.org, Science Daily and Scientific American. The podcast section links to mostly left leaning podcasts such as Rachel Maddow and Adam Carrolla.

The main purpose of this website is to encourage clicks on ads.

Overall, we rate InfoScum Left-Center Biased based on the left leaning sources they aggregate and High for factual reporting, but Questionable overall as there is zero transparency. I want to re-emphasize that the news they link to is credible, but the site on a whole is not. (D. Van Zandt 1/15/2019)

Source: http://www.infoscum.com/

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