MTO News

MTO News - Left Center Bias - Questionable - Liberal - Not Credible or Reliable

Factual Reporting: Low - Not Credible - Not Reliable - Fake News - Bias


QUESTIONABLE SOURCE

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  • Overall, we rate MTO News Questionable based on the publishing of misinformation and numerous false claims. We also rate them low for factual reporting due to poor or no sourcing and several failed fact checks.

Detailed Report

Questionable Reasoning: Poor Sourcing, Failed Fact Checks, Misinformation
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: LOW
Country: USA (44/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY

History

Founded in 2006 by Fred Mwangaguhunga, MTO News is a website that publishes entertainment news and celebrity gossip for an African American audience. According to their contact page, “The site covers celebrity, entertainment, and general interest news, with a focus on African American culture.”

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Funded by / Ownership

Fred Mwangaguhunga owns MTO News through MediaTakeOut.com LLC. Sponsored content and advertising generate revenue.

Analysis / Bias

MTO News covers news about African Americans and celebrity news. Most articles originate from other sources such as TMZ and the Hollywood Reporter. They also conduct original reporting that usually features celebrity gossip or rumors sourced from social media or sometimes not at all.

Editorially, more stories favor the left, such as this Trump Without His Wig; featuring a doctored video. Although more stories favor the left, MTO does not discriminate if a story is shocking or sensational. Further, MTO News routinely publishes unsubstantiated or outright false claims, as seen below in Failed Fact Checks. Finally, during the covid-19 pandemic, they frequently published misinformation such as DMX dying from a heart attack after taking the vaccine. There is no evidence that he had gotten the vaccine as statements from his family and the hospital did not mention a COVID-19 vaccine.

In general, MTO News frequently publishes unsourced gossip and makes false claims without evidence. They also hold a left-leaning political bias when covering conservatives.

Failed Fact Checks

Overall, we rate MTO News Questionable based on the publishing of misinformation and numerous false claims. We also rate them low for factual reporting due to poor or no sourcing and several failed fact checks. (D. Van Zandt 11/23/2021)

Source: https://mtonews.com/

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