Gossip Cop

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Gossip Cop
Web address http://www.gossipcop.com/
Type of site Blog
Owner Gossip Cop Media
Created by Michael Lewittes (Co-Founder), Dan Abrams (Co-Founder), Daniel Jacobson (Assistant Editor)
Launched July 2009
Current status Active

Gossip Cop is a website based in New York City that patrols the celebrity gossip industry in search of debunking fake/untrue rumors that are posted in print or online. Co-Founders Michael Lewittes and Dan Abrams have been on Good Morning America and The Today Show[1] the morning of the launch (in July 2009) to promote the website. The site features a 0-10 truth scale for each article which determines the truth value of the particular rumor. A low rating of 0 would debunk the rumor entirely and a high rating of 10 would mean that the rumor is in fact true.

The website's launch was received with significant publicity, with features in The New York Times,[2] ABC's Good Morning America,[3] and People Magazine.[4] It quickly rose to become one of the top 10,000 American sites in traffic.[5][better source needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rovzar, Chris (29 July 2009). "GossipCop.com: Taking the Joy Out of the Only Thing We Have Left". NY Magazine. Retrieved 2009-08-03. 
  2. ^ Carr, David (29 July 2009). "Gossip Cop Patrols Celebrity 'News'". NY Times. Retrieved 2009-08-10. 
  3. ^ Ferran, Lee (29 July 2009). "Gossip Cop Polices Online Buzz". ABC News. Retrieved 2010-02-10. 
  4. ^ Martinez-White, Xiomara (31 July 2009). "Miley to Appear Nude? Cameron Getting Married? Don't Bet on It". People Magazine. Retrieved 2009-08-10. 
  5. ^ "Quantcast Audience Profile:GossipCop.com". Retrieved 2010-02-10. 

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