Bias Rating: RIGHT CONSPIRACY-PSEUDOSCIENCE
Factual Reporting: VERY LOW
Country: United Kingdom (35/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Website/Video Service
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY
Funded by / Ownership
Brand New Tube does not clearly state who owns them. However, on the contact page, they list an address to MY MEDIA WORLD LTD. There is little information about this company. Revenue is derived from the sale of branded merchandise.
Analysis / Bias
Brand New Tube is a video uploading service that does not appear to vet videos. Almost every video on the service is related to conspiracy theories or pseudoscience. For example, they frequently publish misinformation regarding Covid-19 such as this Covid-19 Vaccines Are Weapons of Mass Destruction – and Could Wipe out the Human Race. The contents of this video are false. The video is from Vernon Coleman used to be a general practicing Doctor. Vernon Coleman is an English conspiracy theorist, anti-vaccination activist, AIDS denialist, blogger, and novelist who writes on topics related to human health, politics, and animal issues.
Besides promoting pseudoscientific videos related to Covid-19, they also promote conspiracy theories related to numerous topics. These topics range from Chemtrails, False Flags, 9-11 inside job conspiracies, 5g, and copious amounts of anti-vaccination propaganda. Further, videos by Alex Jones from Infowars often appear on this service. In general, it is difficult to find any factual content on this service. Most videos project a right-leaning bias and are not factual.
Failed Fact Checks
- “The COVID-19 pandemic is not a real medical pandemic” – False
- “Doctors and Nurses Giving the Covid-19 Vaccine Will Be Tried as War Criminals” – False
- COVID-19 vaccines are dangerous; they cause an overreaction of the immune system; suppress the NK cells of the immune system; promote virus lethality – False
- Covid-19 Vaccines Are Weapons of Mass Destruction – and Could Wipe out the Human Race – False
In conclusion, Brand New Tube promotes tin-foil hat conspiracy theories and quackery-level pseudoscience. They completely lack credibility based on a lack of transparency and numerous failed fact checks. (D. Van Zandt 4/1/2021)