What inspired this website?

The evergrowing amount of fraud and corruption on the internet, and lack of government regulation. The fact that many politicians are in fact party to fraud and corruption, making their oversight and regulations pointless and self-serving. The tragedy of the internet being taken over and dragged thru the mud by a small handful of Big Tech monopolies. Our website is a neutral third party simply documenting relationships, nothing more.

What is the long-term purpose of this website?

To bring transparency to how money flows between business, journalism (“media”), and politics. Our goal is to simply reveal who is paying who money — following the money. The general public is invited to comment (or review) any public figure or brand listed on our website, as long as they use their real name.

Do you encourage the public to contact, harass, or otherwise harm individuals listed on this site?

No. Under no circumstances do we encourage contacting, stalking, harassing, or otherwise harming individuals found on our website.

This is also in accordance with policies from search engines such as Google: https://support.google.com/websearch/answer/9554939

Do you publish contact information of individuals?

No. Under no circumstances do we publish contact information such as phone numbers, email addresses, physical addresses, mailing addresses of individuals. The only “contact” information we ever publish or allow to be posted in comments/reviews is public profiles that an individual has created on other websites such as social media networks, homepages, or similar.

Do you publish private data of individuals, such as ID numbers, private documents, etc?

No. If you find a page on our site (or comments from third-party users) that contain confidential ID numbers, financial data, medical data, or other private documents please let us know and we will ensure it is removed immediately.

This is also in accordance with policies from search engines such as Google: https://support.google.com/websearch/troubleshooter/3111061

Can I remove a listing from your website?


Are you extorting/blackmailing me? If I pay money, will you remove a listing?

No. Under no circumstances do we accept or solicit payment to remove content from our site. The goal of our site is not to extort, blackmail or otherwise hurt any individual or entity, but rather to simply expose the relationships between persons and organizations.

If I sue you, threaten you, file GDPR or copyright complaints (etc), will you remove my listing?


Do you allow sexually explicate language or content?

No. Under no circumstances do we allow sexual or pornographic content including images, videos, or other renderings. We also do not allow sexual innuendo, jokes, or insults in our comments and reviews, unless a user is referring to a previous discussion or experience for the sake of public knowledge, however these instances still cannot contain images, videos, or renderings.

Why am I listed here, or XYZ brand listed here?

Because you have a public presence as an entity that sells products or ideas to the general public, or you are a tax-funded politician.

There is unflattering or untrue information or comments about me, what should I do?

You may register an account and post a comment on the relevant page with your viewpoint. If the page is “your” profile on Hucksters, we will sticky your comment so that it appears above all other comments. You can also reply to comments on a per-comment basis. You may edit/update your comments or delete them at anytime as well.

Do you ever expose journalists or activists who might be endangered?

No, at least not purposefully. One of the main exceptions to our work is protecting activists or journalists who might be physical danger or otherwise for their work in exposing fraud, corruption, human rights violations, or otherwise. Generally speaking, this exception tends not to apply in Western countries.

What other directories do you suggest?

There are several online directories trying to encourage transparency, here are some: