Last updated on June 11th, 2021 at 08:18 pm
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- Overall, we rate Freedomain Extreme Right Biased and a tin foil hat conspiracy website based on promoting debunked scientific racism theories. This is a website that is devoid of credibility based on third-party observations and our reviews of content.
Bias Rating: ALT-RIGHT CONSPIRACY
Factual Reporting: LOW
Country: Canada (14/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY
Freedomain is an online site run by Canadian white nationalist Stefan Molyneux. The website hosts podcasts and (YouTube banned as of 2020) videos on other networks that consist primarily of Mr. Molyneux’s views on current events and society in general. According to the about page, “Stefan Molyneux is the founder and host of Freedomain, the largest and most popular philosophy show in the world. With more than 4,500 podcasts, 10 books, and 600 million downloads, Stefan has spread the cause of liberty and philosophy to millions of listeners around the world.”
Funded by / Ownership
Stefan Molyneux owns Freedomain. Advertising, donations, and the sale of books generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, Stefan Molyneux is aligned with the Alt-right, and a “skilled propagandist and an effective communicator within the racist “alt-right” and pro-Trump ranks, his promotion of scientific racism and eugenics to a large and growing audience is a serious concern.” They also state, “Molyneux has been delivering “race realist” propaganda, based on pseudo-scientific sources.”
According to the Right-Leaning Forbes YouTube Bans White Supremacists Stefan Molyneux, Richard Spencer, David Duke. With this said, we will review the content of the website.
The Freedomain website consists of links to podcasts and videos by Mr. Molyneux and a blog of his writings. Our focus will be on his blog.
Unfortunately, the blog links to mostly videos of Mr. Molyneux or those who support his debunked racial theories. For example, this blog post-Human Intelligence (IQ) – Stefan Molyneux Interviews 17 World-Renowned Experts in the Field of Human Intelligence, interviews people who subscribe to his racial realist theories. Racial Realism is also known as Scientific Racism, which is utilized by those who wish to show scientific evidence to justify white supremacy. However, it has been thoroughly debunked by the consensus of science The Disturbing Resilience of Scientific Racism.
In general, the tone of the podcasts and videos is a mix of alt-right libertarianism, racism, and misogyny coated in a veneer of Mr. Molyneux’s brand of self-help philosophy. FR has also been described as a cult as Mr. Molyneux encourages followers to sever ties with their family of origin and instead form new ties of their own choosing.
Failed Fact Checks
- Freedomain has not been fact-checked at this point and we rely on the evidence presented above.
Overall, we rate Freedomain Extreme Right Biased and a tin foil hat conspiracy website based on promoting debunked scientific racism theories. This is a website that is devoid of credibility based on third-party observations and our reviews of content. (D. Kelley 6/19/2017) Updated (6/11/2021)