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- Overall, we rate Viral Hatch Questionable based on poor sourcing, a complete lack of transparency as well as false and misleading claims.
Reasoning: Poor Sourcing, Lack of Transparency, False Claims
Founded in 2014, Viral Hatch is a website that publishes shocking, heartwarming, humorous news as well as quizzes, photos, and videos that are intended to be shared on social media. The website completely lacks transparency as they do not provide an about page, name authors, or disclose ownership.
Funded by / Ownership
Viral Hatch does not disclose ownership and revenue is derived through advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Viral Hatch publishes clickbait articles, photos, videos, and quizzes that are designed to be shared on social media. Most stories are either not sourced or poorly attributed. Headlines are sensationalized to induce clicking such as this: Hospital Worker Reads To A Sick Kid As She Is Fighting To Live. This story is unsourced. Viral Hatch frequently publishes quizzes such as this: No One Can Pass This Confusing Spelling Test On The First Try.
The website also frequently publishes news that is not scientific, false, or misleading such as this: Brain tumor disappears miraculously as doctors are in shock with the little girl. In general, Viral Hatch is low biased as they simply publish clickbait information.
Overall, we rate Viral Hatch Questionable based on poor sourcing, a complete lack of transparency as well as false and misleading claims. (D. Van Zandt 5/28/2020)
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