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- Overall, we rate Conscious Life News a Quackery level Pseudoscience website based on promotion of unknown and unproven claims. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting rather than Low because they sometimes publish news supported by science.
Factual Reporting: MIXED
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 48/180
Founded in 2010 by Ross Pittman an energy healer, Conscious Life News is a news and opinion website that primarily promotes junk pseudoscience and miracle cures. According to their about page Pittman claims that “After witnessing this thirst for new age knowledge, Ross built the CLN website and began disseminating alternative, conscious, and inspirational news.”
Funded by / Ownership
Conscious Life News is owned by Ross Pittman and revenue is derived through advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Conscious Life news publishes news stories related to holistic healing, alternative medicine and spiritual news. For example, they cover chemtrails, astrology & numerology, aliens and cancer cures: The Over-the-Counter Cancer Cure You’re Not Supposed to Know About. In general, this website promotes information that is considered pseudoscience by the definition: According to the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy on Science and Pseudoscience “Philosophers and other theoreticians of science differ widely in their views on what science is. Nevertheless, there is virtual unanimity in the community of knowledge disciplines on most particular issues of demarcation. There is widespread agreement for instance that creationism, astrology, homeopathy, Kirlian photography, dowsing, ufology, ancient astronaut theory, Holocaust denialism, Velikovskian catastrophism, and climate change denialism are pseudosciences.“
Overall, we rate Conscious Life News a Quackery level Pseudoscience website based on promotion of unknown and unproven claims. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting rather than Low because they sometimes publish news supported by science. (D. Van Zandt 7/20/2016) Updated (3/18/2020)