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- Overall, we rate WorldStarHipHop Questionable based on extremely violent content, sensationalism, false claims, and a complete lack of transparency.
Reasoning: Violence, Sensationalism, Lack of Transparency, False Claims
Bias Rating: LEFT
Factual Reporting: MIXED
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY
Founded in 2005 by Lee “Q” O’Denat, WorldStarHipHop is a video blog that publishes violent and disturbing content such as street fights, public sex acts, and sometimes repulsive content. The website also publishes hip-hop music videos.
In 2017, Lee O’Denat passed away, but the website continues with a complete lack of transparency regarding who owns it.
Funded by / Ownership
Worldstar, LLC operates WorldStarHipHop. Revenue is derived through advertising and sales of merchandise from an online shop.
Analysis / Bias
In review, WorldStarHipHop primarily publishes shocking videos with sensational headlines like this: What She Do? Angry Teen Smashes A Woman’s Car With A Metal Bar! and this Whooped Him: Dude Catches A Beatdown After Confronting A Man Who Allegedly Called Him The N-Word! While there are various videos, most are violent, showing people fighting or getting beat up.
Politically, the website frequently publishes videos that mock former President Donald Trump and his followers, such as this: Trump Supporter At A Rally Can’t Name A Single Thing The President Has Done Well! In general, this source publishes sensationalized violent videos that are often disturbing to watch.
Failed Fact Checks
- The video below shows an octopus walking quickly across a beach. – Fake
- US rapper Kanye West falling off a horse in church – False
Overall, we rate WorldStarHipHop Questionable based on highly violent content, sensationalism, false claims, and a complete lack of transparency. (D. Van Zandt 2/21/2020) Updated (08/08/2022)
Last Updated on July 1, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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