- We rate Brighteon a right-biased Tin-Foil Hat Conspiracy website that also publishes pseudoscience. This source is associated with Natural News, one of the most discredited sources on the internet.
Bias Rating: FAR RIGHT CONSPIRACY-PSEUSDOSCIENCE
Factual Reporting: VERY-LOW
Country: USA (45/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY
Founded in 2018, Brighteon is a right-wing conspiracy and pseudoscience video-sharing website that publishes false information. The founder is Mike Adams, who owns several Questionable websites such as Natural News and News Target. Although not disclosed, Brighteon is a part of the Natural News Network. This website lacks transparency and does not disclose ownership.
Funded by / Ownership
Mike Adams owns Brighteon. He owns many other fake and/or controversial right-wing conspiracy websites. Like all Mike Adams’s properties, the website generates revenue through online advertising, donations, and an online store that sells supplements and preparedness supplies.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Mike Adams goes by the name the Health Ranger according to Rationalwiki. However, they point out dozens of cases where his claims are false. Besides promoting pseudoscience, Brighteon is an extreme right-wing biased that promotes false or misleading videos regarding vaccines, alternative health, and government conspiracies. For more information, please read our review on Natural News.
Failed Fact Checks
- mRNA vaccines for coronavirus could halve the population in five years by killing most people who receive them – False
- Posted the Plandemic Video – False
- “The patented nanosilver we have, the Pentagon has come out and documented and Homeland Security has said this stuff kills the whole SARS-corona family at point-blank range. Well, of course it does, it kills every virus.” – False
- It’s the vaccinated people that are the breeding grounds for superstrains and superbugs. – False
- See Natural News
We rate Brighteon a right-biased Tin-Foil Hat Conspiracy website that also publishes pseudoscience. This source is associated with Natural News, one of the most discredited sources on the internet. (D. Van Zandt 03/31/2021)