Last updated on January 9th, 2022 at 04:45 pm
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- Overall, we rate World Lifestyle a strong pseudoscience website based on the promotion of false or misleading claims regarding science and health. We also rate them low for factual reporting due to a lack of sourcing and blatant clickbait abuse to generate advertising revenue.
Bias Rating: CONSPIRACY-PSEUDOSCIENCE
Factual Reporting: LOW
Press Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY
Launched in 2004, World Lifestyle is an anonymously run website reporting on food, health, and travel. According to their about page, “WorldLifestyle is a premier, advertising-supported digital media platform, connecting audiences to the most shareable content around the globe.”
The website lacks transparency as they do not provide bios on authors or disclose editors.
Funded by / Ownership
Vibey.com LLC, a company registered in Washington in the United States, owns and publishes World Lifestyle. Advertising generates revenue.
Analysis / Bias
World Lifestyle publishes clickbait stories that force the reader to keep clicking “NEXT” to load a new content page. The purpose of this is to increase page views and advertising impressions to maximize profit. Articles typically focus on lifestyle issues with sensational headlines such as this 29 Maps of America That’ll Make You Question Everything. You will click to the next page on stories such as this and most others at least 30 times. Further, most information on the website is unsourced.
Editorially, they do not openly promote a political bias; however, they do publish misinformation related to pseudoscience such as this What Is CBD, and Is It Worth Using? In the article, they claim that CBD can fight cancer. There is no evidence to support this claim. In general, World Lifestyle is unreliable for credible information.
Failed Fact Checks
Overall, we rate World Lifestyle a strong pseudoscience website based on the promotion of false or misleading claims regarding science and health. We also rate them low for factual reporting due to a lack of sourcing and blatant clickbait abuse to generate advertising revenue. (D. Van Zandt 12/01/2021)