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- Overall, we rate WorldStarHipHop Questionable based on extremely violent content, sensationalism and a complete lack of transparency.
Reasoning: Violence, Sensationalism, Lack of Transparency
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
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 gross content. The website also publishes hip hop music videos.
In 2017, Lee O’Denat passed away, but the website continues on with a complete lack of transparency as to who owns it.
Funded by / Ownership
WorldStarHipHop is operated by Worldstar, LLC. Revenue is derived through advertising and sales of merchandise from an online shop.
Analysis / Bias
In review, WorldStarHipHop primarily publishes shocking videos with equally sensational headlines such as 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 their is a variety of different videos, most are violent, showing people fighting or getting beat up.
Politically, the website frequently publishes videos that mock 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 is a source that publishes sensationalized violent videos that are often disturbing to watch.
Overall, we rate WorldStarHipHop Questionable based on extremely violent content, sensationalism and a complete lack of transparency. (D. Van Zandt 2/21/2020)