Founded in November 2018, News Punch is a Los Angeles-based clickbait news website that promotes extreme right-wing conspiracy theories and pseudoscience misinformation. The website is founded and edited by Sean Adl-Tabatabai, who was the founder of YourNewsWire. In fact, News Punch is actually YourNewsWire redirected under a new domain name with a clean attractive website. All previous fake YourNewsWire stories have been ported over to this website/domain. Not much has changed.
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Funded by / Ownership
News Punch claims on its website that it is owned by a holding company called The People’s Voice, inc. The website is funded through an online advertising model.
Analysis / Bias
In review, News Punch (aka YourNewsWire) is a far right-wing conspiracy and pseudoscience website that also routinely publishes fake news. Headlines use loaded emotional language such as this: I Was In The Illuminati I’m Going To Tell You Everything, Shocking Expose. Politically, story selection almost always favors the right through negative stories regarding liberal policy and politicians such as this: CIA Insider: Hillary Clinton Most Treasonous Leader In History. Further, the sources utilized by News Punch are some of the least credible out there, such as Infowars and the Gateway Pundit.
News Punch routinely publishes anti-vaccination propaganda, stories of impending world war 3, and extraterrestrial stories, just to name a few. Further, YourNewsWire (Now News Punch) has made Factcheck.org’s fake news list. as well as having an abysmal track record with fact-checkers. Finally, according to Poynter Institute, YourNewsWire (News Punch) has more false claims by IFCN fact checkers than any other website.
Overall, we rate News Punch a Questionable source based on extreme right-wing bias and promotion of tin foil hat conspiracies. This website has zero credibility due to the routine publishing of fake news. (D. Van Zandt 11/13/2018)