Reasoning: Lack Of Transparency
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: MIXED
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY
Founded in 2017, InfoScum is a news aggregation website 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.
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Funded by / Ownership
The website does not offer any ownership information, and they are funded through advertising. They have an entire page dedicated to “Deals.”
Analysis / Bias
In review, InfoScum is a news aggregator that breaks the news into the categories of all news, science, video, and podcasts. All links lead to the source websites when clicked. The all-news section comprises 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 mostly left-leaning podcasts such as Adam Carrolla.
The main purpose of this website is to encourage clicks on ads.
Failed Fact Checks
- None as they do not produce original content.
Overall, we rate InfoScum Left-Center Biased based on the left-leaning sources they aggregate and Mixed for factual reporting, but Questionable overall as there is zero transparency. I want to re-emphasize that the news they link to is usually credible, but the site is not. (D. Van Zandt 1/15/2019) Updated (01/13/2023)
Last Updated on January 13, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check