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Overall, we rate Ecology News a quackery level pseudoscience website that also promotes conspiracy theories from a right wing perspective. We also rate them Very Low for factual reporting.
Factual Reporting: VERY LOW Country: USA World Press Freedom Rank: USA 48/180
This website completely lacks transparency as they do not provide an about page or disclose ownership. News posts link to either JD Heyes, Mike Adams or Ethan Huff and none of them have biographical information listed on the website. A Google search shows that JD Heyers is the Sr. Correspondent with the Conspiracy/Pseudoscience website News Target.
Ecology News does not disclose ownership or funding, however it is assumed to be a part of the Natural News Network. Revenue appears to be derived from online advertising as well as links to the Natural News Store that sells supplements and alternative health products.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Ecology News publishes news that is primarily related to the environment and ecological systems. However, a majority of news focuses on human influenced climate change denial such as this: Global warming a total “hoax and scam” run by corrupt scientists, warns Greenpeace co-founder. This article is sourced to far right unreliable sources such as Breitbart and Natural News. The website features a search bar that searches with Good Gopher, a search engine designed to search Mike Adam’s properties. Through using the search bar most searches returned information from the highly questionable News Target. Using this search bar results in anti-vaccination propaganda as well as chemtrails and other pseudoscience/conspiracy information. Bottom line, this is an unreliable source for information.
Overall, we rate Ecology News a quackery level pseudoscience website that also promotes conspiracy theories from a right wing perspective. We also rate them Very Low for factual reporting. (D. Van Zandt 1/24/2020)