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- Overall, we rate AlternativeNews.com a right-wing Tin-Foil Hat Conspiracy and Quackery Level Pseudoscience website based on the questionable sources they link to.
Factual Reporting: LOW
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
AlternativeNews.com is a news aggregation website that pulls news from conspiracy, pseudoscience, and far right-leaning sources. The website has the tagline “The Independent News Source for Free-Thinking People.” AlternativeNews.com does not have an about page, disclaimer, or disclosure of ownership.
Funded by / Ownership
The website is owned by Mike Adams who owns several so-called alternative news sites such as Natural News. AlternativeNews.com does not have advertising, but rather serves as a portal to websites owned by Mike Adams, hence increasing traffic on the websites he owns.
Analysis / Bias
In review, AlternativeNews.com is a news aggregation website that links to many of Mike Adams Alternative News sites such as Natural News, News Target, Science.news, Climate.news, Trump.news and Liberty.news. AlternativeNews.com also features the Good Gopher browser that links to all of Mike Adams’s websites. For background Natural News and News Target both promote right-wing conspiracies and quackery level pseudoscience. See their hyperlinked reviews above. In general, this source’s sole purpose is to promote Mike Adams’ websites and promote junks science, conspiracies, and quackery level pseudoscience. Mike Adam’s websites have been called an “empire of misinformation.”
Overall, we rate AlternativeNews.com a right-wing Tin-Foil Hat Conspiracy and Quackery Level Pseudoscience website based on the questionable sources they link to. (D. Van Zandt 2/1/2019)