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- Overall, we rate Inner Strength Zone Questionable based on a complete lack of transparency and the publication of pseudoscience and false claims. We also do not provide a bias rating as they do not publish political news.
Reasoning: Lack of Transparency, Pseudoscience, False Claims
World Press Freedom Rank: Canada 16/180
Founded in 2017, Inner Strength Zone is a website that claims to publish uplifting, funny, and inspirational stories. The website completely lacks transparency as they do not have an about page, disclose authors, or indicate who owns it.
Funded by / Ownership
Inner Strength Zone does not disclose ownership and revenue is derived through advertising and sponsored content.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Inner Strength Zone publishes news stories about celebrities and feel-good stories such as this https://innerstrength.zone/heartwarming/state-trooper-sits-on-the-side-of-the-road-having-lunch-with-a-homeless-woman/. This story is sourced to an ABC News video. An example of celebrity news is as follows https://innerstrength.zone/heartwarming/state-trooper-sits-on-the-side-of-the-road-having-lunch-with-a-homeless-woman/.
While most stories are light news and apolitical, some have made false claims such as this https://innerstrength.zone/funny/actual-resignation-letter-written-by-a-woman-whod-had-enough-of-her-boss/. This story was debunked by Snopes in 2004. They have also promoted pseudoscience claiming you can detect a heart attack up to 1 month in advance.
Overall, we rate Inner Strength Zone Questionable based on a complete lack of transparency and the publication of pseudoscience and false claims. We also do not provide a bias rating as they do not publish political news. (D. Van Zandt 6/13/2020)