Ancient Code

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CONSPIRACY-PSEUDOSCIENCE

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  • Overall, we rate Ancient Code a Moderate Conspiracy and Quackery level Pseudoscience website. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to sometimes posting credible information.

Detailed Report

Factual Reporting: MIXED
Country: Unknown

History

According to their about page “Ancient Code is a website founded in 2012 that covers articles and scientific discoveries that help understand humanity’s past, present, and future. We analyze, question and debate the Ancient Astronaut Hypothesis which suggests that in the distant past, visitors from elsewhere in the universe came to earth and helped kick-start our civilization.” Further, they claim some of their “writers and editors have appeared on a number of popular TV documentaries including Ancient Aliens by the History Channel, What on Earth by the Discovery Channel, and Gaia TV among others.” The Editor-in-chief is Ivan Petricevic.

Funded by / Ownership

The Ancient Code website does disclose ownership and appears to be funded through online advertising.

Analysis / Bias

In review, Ancient Code is a pseudoscience website that primarily reports on ancient aliens and pseudo-archaeology. An example of pseudo-archaeology can be found here: Archaeologists Find Location of ‘Wedding At Cana’ Where Jesus turned ‘Water Into Wine’ Miraculously. This story is sourced to the Questionable Daily Mail, which has a terrible track record with fact checkers and is known to make highly sensational claims. In another article they claim that humans are living in a “galactic zoo” run by aliens. Maybe we are, but there certainly isn’t a shred of evidence to suggest this, which makes it a conspiracy theory at best.

In general, news on this website is mixed between far out pseudoscience and some that come close to being credible science and history. For the most part the website is deceiving with its mix of factual and false content.

A factual search reveals that Ancient Code has failed a fact check.

Overall, we rate Ancient Code a Moderate Conspiracy and Quackery level Pseudoscience website. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to sometimes posting credible information. (D. Van Zandt 5/23/2017) Updated (5/3/2019)

Source: https://www.ancient-code.com

 

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