- Overall, we rate Blckbx.tv as a far-right biased quackery level pseudoscience and conspiracy website based on the promotion of false and unproven claims, especially as it relates to science.
Bias Rating: RIGHT CONSPIRACY-PSEUDOSCIENCE
Factual Reporting: VERY LOW
Press Freedom Rank: EXCELLENT
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY
The website was founded in November 2020 by Flavio Pasquino, a former cyclist, as a Youtube channel that promotes alternative news and research. The content frequently promoted conspiracy theories and pseudoscience related to Covid-19, resulting in YouTube removing some of his videos. As a result, the website features videos hosted on Rumble.
According to their about page, “blckbx is an independent, critical and honest news platform for free thinkers with a strong sense of justice.” The website is based in the Netherlands.
Funded by / Ownership
According to their about page, “The project is funded by the Blckbx Foundation, a non-profit entity that relies on donations.”
Analysis / Bias
Blckbx.tv primarily publishes videos on the Rumble platform with an associated text-based article beneath summarizing or transcribing the video. The website focuses on alternative news (conspiracy theories) on Economics, Covid-19, Health, Climate Change, and Tech & Media. Generally, they are opposed to the consensus of science on almost all issues. For example, they promote climate change denialism such as this “Alarmistic IPCC report offers hope,” says science journalist Marcel Crok in an analysis…
Under the health category, they claim that people can have abortions up to birth, and even afterward, the US, state legalizes abortion until birth. This has been fact-checked and is not true. Further, under the Covid category, they routinely promote false or misleading information, such as this Childhood hepatitis may be caused by vaccine shedding.
First, there is no evidence that childhood hepatitis is associated with vaccines as the children are under the age at which vaccines are allowed. Second, vaccine shedding is not possible. In general, Blckbx.tv promotes quackery level pseudoscience and conspiracy theories from a far-right perspective.
Failed Fact Checks
- There is no record of them being fact-checked. See the above examples.
Overall, we rate Blckbx.tv as a far-right biased quackery level pseudoscience and conspiracy website based on the promotion of false and unproven claims, especially as it relates to science. (D. Van Zandt 05/12/2022)
Last Updated on May 15, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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