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 Perez Hilton, Left Biased and Questionable due to a lack of transparency, misleading sensationalized headlines, and a few failed fact checks.
Reasoning: Lack of Transparency, Sensationalism, Failed Fact Checks
Country: USA World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Perezhilton.com was founded in 2004 by Mario Armando Lavandeira Jr, who is an American blogger that publishes celebrity gossip and news. He is also an author of 3 books. According to their about page “Cubano and Miami native, Perez Hilton is the internet’s most notorious gossip columnist.” They also state “Perez was named the #1 Web Celeb for 2007, 2008, and 2009 by Forbes Magazine and has recently been tapped as one of the 15 most influential Hispanics in the US by People in Espanol and named 2009 Hispanic of the Year by Hispanic Magazine.”
The website lacks transparency as they do not name authors or openly disclose ownership.