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- Overall, we rate Banned.Video Extreme Right Biased and a Tin-Foil Hat Conspiracy and Quackery level Pseudoscience source based on the routine publication of disinformation and outright fake news.
Factual Reporting: VERY LOW
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 2019, Banned.Video is a far-right biased conspiracy and pseudoscience website that frequently promotes disinformation. The domain is registered anonymously and the website completely lacks transparency as they do not offer an about page, name an editor, or disclose ownership.
Funded by / Ownership
Banned.Video does not disclose ownership, however, an online store links to Alex Jones’ Infowars store, indicating this website is a part of the Alex Jones Network of conspiracy websites. Revenue is derived through advertising, sponsored content, and the above-mentioned store that sells a variety of pseudoscience related health products.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Banned.Video republishes videos with a short text description from a variety of right-wing conspiracy theorists such as Alex Jones, David Icke, The HighWire, National File and Mike Adams from Natural News. As stated, almost all videos promote either conspiracy such as this International Response to Trump Reveals Who Is In The Cabal or pseudoscience such as this What 5G & Corona-Vax Have in Common. Essentially, they promote the same as what would be found on the Infowars website or other similar conspiracy websites that align with the right.
During the post-election of Joe Biden for President, Banned.Video has and is promoting misleading/unproven information regarding election fraud against Donald Trump. For example #MaidenGate! Dems Using Women’s MAIDEN names to Cast multiple votes for them?? and this claim which has been proven to be false Intelligence Insider: President Trump Setup Democrats In “Sting Operation” To Catch Them Stealing Election! This claim is rated Pants on Fire by Politifact. Finally, they also promote misinformation regarding CoronaVirus as well as Climate Change. In general, Banned.Video is not a reliable source of information on any level.
Failed Fact Checks
- Banned.Video has not been fact-checked because they do not produce original material, however, the authors whom they republish, have some the worst track records with facts on the internet.
Overall, we rate Banned.Video Extreme Right Biased and a Tin-Foil Hat Conspiracy and Quackery level Pseudoscience source based on the routine publication of disinformation and outright fake news. (D. Van Zandt 11/11/2020)