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- Overall, we rate Distributed News an extreme right biased Tin-Foil Hat Conspiracy website that also publishes pseudoscience. This source is associated with Natural News, which is one of the most discredited sources on the internet.
Factual Reporting: VERY LOW
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Distributed News is a right-wing conspiracy and pseudoscience website that routinely publishes false information. The founder is Mike Adams, who owns several Questionable websites such as Natural News and News Target. Libtards.News is a part of the Natural News Network. This website lacks transparency and does not disclose ownership.
According to Politifact Health misinformation website rebrands as pro-Trump outlet to get around ban from Facebook
Funded by / Ownership
Distributed News is owned by Mike Adams, who owns numerous other fake and/or controversial right-wing conspiracy websites. The website, like all of Mike Adams’s properties, is funded through online advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Mike Adams is known as the Health Ranger according to Rationalwiki. However, they point out dozens of cases where his claims are false. Besides promoting pseudoscience, Distributed News is an extreme right-wing biased source that frequently promotes false or misleading information regarding vaccines, alternative health, and government conspiracies. For more information read our review on Natural News.
In general, politically, all Mike Adam’s stories favor the right and promote pseudoscience such as chemtrails, the Sandy Hook shooting being a false flag: Sandy Hook was theater! Actor who played law enforcement sniper was recorded walking around carrying rifle by the magazine. Further, they routinely publish anti-vaccination propaganda and conspiracy theories. Lastly, this source denies the consensus on climate change without evidence, as seen here: Climate change cultists are now taking over your local weather forecast.
Failed Fact Checks
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Overall, we rate Distributed News an extreme right biased Tin-Foil Hat Conspiracy website that also publishes pseudoscience. This source is associated with Natural News, which is one of the most discredited sources on the internet. (D. Van Zandt 11/16/2020)