HotCars has been owned and operated by online publisher Valnet Inc in Montreal, Canada since February 2015. Valnet (a subsidiary of the Valsef) investment group) oversees operation of HotCars across all platforms across which the brand appears: Google, Facebook, YouTube, and a host of other social media and news platforms. That said, Valnet Inc. does not influence or otherwise dictate the opinions of the editorial teams nor interfere with site objectives, voice, or topic selection.
Programmatic advertising platforms fund the majority of website operations, editorial salaries, and content payouts; still, the HotCars editorial staff, writers, and content team operate independent of Valnet’s Ad-Ops team. The two do not interact nor influence each other’s work. Representation of all viewpoints, perspectives, and writers of all backgrounds are strongly encouraged by the senior editors - ensuring that objectivity and accuracy of our content is never restricted by any one writer, editor, partner, or business division.
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