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- Overall, we rate Skeptiko a Strong Conspiracy and Quackery level pseudoscience website based on the promotion of unproven information.
Factual Reporting: VERY LOW
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 2007 according to domain search and based in Pennsylvania, Skeptiko is a conspiracy and pseudoscience website that publishes news and the podcast of Alex Tsakiris. According to their about page “Alex Tsakiris is a successful entrepreneur-turned-science-podcaster.” It further states he is author of the book called “Science is Wrong.” The website and podcast cover Human Consciousness, UFOs, Paranormal, Near-Death Experiences, and Science Skepticism.
Funded by / Ownership
Skeptiko is presumably owned by Alex Tsakiris and funded through subscriptions.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Skeptiko covers conspiracy and pseudoscience through podcasts and transcripts on topics such as human consciousness, the paranormal and general science skepticism. Most podcasts are based on interviews such as this Dr. Jeffery Martin, Can He Transition Our Ego-Centric Culture?. In general, this a strong conspiracy and quackery level pseudoscience site as evidenced by a book titled “Science is Wrong.”
Overall, we rate Skeptiko a Strong Conspiracy and Quackery level pseudoscience website based on the promotion of unproven information. (D. Van Zandt 8/22/2016) Updated (7/23/2020)