Sources in the Conspiracy-Pseudoscience category may publish unverifiable information that is not always supported by evidence. These sources may be untrustworthy for credible/verifiable information, therefore fact checking and further investigation is recommended on a per article basis when obtaining information from these sources. See all Conspiracy-Pseudoscience sources.
- Overall, we rate Intellihub a strong conspiracy and pseudoscience website based on the frequent promotion of numerous false right-wing conspiracy theories.
Factual Reporting: LOW
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 2013, Intellihub is a far-right conspiracy site that promotes debunked and false claims. The website was founded by Shepard Ambellas, who states on the about page “is one of the few independent (alternative) news personalities to have his work picked up by the Drudge Report for his news teams provocative Bilderberg Group coverage in Chantilly, Virginia in June of 2012. The Drudge Report headline article “Alternative Media Group Plans Wall-to-Wall Bilderberg Coverage” was later spotlighted on the Alex Jones Radio Show by Alex Jones himself when talking about “the power of Drudge“.
Funded by / Ownership
Intellihub lacks transparency as they do not disclose ownership, though based on the about page, Shepard Amellas is the owner (not confirmed). Revenue is derived through advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Intellihub publishes original reporting as well as republishes from discredited sources such as Natural News, ZeroHedge, and Infowars. Original reporting often lacks transparency as they do not name authors and utilizes loaded emotional language that always favors the right such as this Portland Police find themselves in ground war against BLM protesters.
Intellihub frequently promotes conspiracy theories such as the Clintons murdering those who allegedly may expose them, as well as the debunked Pizzagate and 9-11 conspiracies. In general, this is a completely unreliable site for factual information that frequently promotes far-right conspiracy theories that are either unproven or false. See above and below.
Failed Fact Checks (a small sampling of many)
- “Surgeon who exposed Clinton Foundation corruption in Haiti found dead in apartment with stab wound to chest.” – Pants On Fire
- Have high-rise buildings in China become human incinerators to combat the novel coronavirus outbreak? – False
- “The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the World Economic Forum co-hosted an event in NYC where ‘policymakers, business leaders, and health officials’ worked together on a simulated coronavirus outbreak,” – False
- Hacked Twitter DMs reveal that activist DeRay Mckesson planned a “summer of chaos” involving protests and riots with Attorney General Loretta Lynch. – False
- “White busses marked ‘Soros Riot Dance Squad’ spotted in Michigan: It’s official, the riots are staged.” – Pants on Fire
Overall, we rate Intellihub a strong conspiracy and pseudoscience website based on the frequent promotion of numerous false right-wing conspiracy theories. (D. Van Zandt 8/10/2016) Updated (6/27/2020)
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