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 YourContent Questionable based on poor sourcing, a lack of transparency and the publication of a fake news story.
Reasoning: Poor Sourcing, Lack of Transparency, Fake News
Country: USA World Press Freedom Rank: USA 48/180
Founded in 2016, YourContent or YC.news is a news and opinion website based in Pennsylvania. According to their about page they claim “We supply the world’s mainstream media outlets with adrenaline-filled, breaking news footage on a daily basis. A small example of our clientele includes Fox News, CBS, NBC, ABC, USA Today, TMZ, Philly.com, CNN, TIME and a number of others.” There is zero evidence to support this claim.
The website lacks transparency as they do not disclose ownership. However, at the bottom of the page it claims the information is copyrighted to Original Media Group Corporation. We were not able to find this company registered in any state. A search indicates that one of their authors named Nikolaos Hatziefstathiou is the President of this company, which we assume means he is the owner.
In 2019, Nikolaos Hatziefstathiou was charged with tampering with public records, forgery, identity theft, and related offenses. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer “Investigators say Hatziefstathiou, creator and self-appointed “president of news” of the website YC News, doctored an email from his former parole officer to peddle a bogus conspiracy that a member of the Delaware County Adult Probation and Parole Department had accidentally CC’d him on an epithet-filled email. ‘He will use any means to create a false narrative,’ District Attorney Katayoun M. Copeland said of Hatziefstathiou at a news conference announcing his arrest. ‘He will go to any length to do so.’”