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- Overall, we rate Modern Alternative Mama a strong Pseudoscience website based on the promotion of anti-vaccine propaganda and alternative health remedies that are not supported by science.
Factual Reporting: MIXED
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 2010 by Kate Tietje, Modern Alternative Mama is a blog about parenting and raising children. According to their about page, Kate Tietje states “I love medical freedom, sharing natural remedies, developing real food recipes, and gentle parenting. My goal is to teach you how to live your life free from Big Pharma, Big Food, and Big Government by learning about herbs, cooking, and sustainable practices.”
Funded by / Ownership
Modern Alternative Mama is owned by Kate Tietje who is the Lead Herbalist at Earthly a website that promotes and sells herbs and alternative remedies. Revenue is derived through advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Modern Alternative Mama is an alternative health and wellness blog geared toward parenting and child care. Articles and headlines contain minimally loaded language such as this 4 Ways to Raise Culturally & Racially Sensitive Kids. This article is reasonably sourced from credible media and information. News and information are published under the categories Health, Vaccine Guide, Real Food, Gentle Parenting, Home Schooling, and Pregnancy.
Although there is some credible information about education and discipline on this website, there is also a whole section dedicated to Anti-Vaccination pseudoscience. Further, during the Coronavirus pandemic of 2020, they promoted misinformation regarding the natural prevention of Covid-19 that is not supported by science. Other pseudoscientific topics include the Dangers of GMOs, Say NO to GMOs!, but the primary focus is on anti-vaccine propaganda.
Failed Fact Checks
- They have not been fact-checked.
Overall, we rate Modern Alternative Mama a strong Pseudoscience website based on the promotion of anti-vaccine propaganda and alternative health remedies that are not supported by science. (D. Van Zandt 2/9/2017) Updated (2/23/2021)