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  • Overall, we rate Gaia.com a quackery-level pseudoscience and strong conspiracy website based on promoting misleading and/or debunked scientific claims.

Detailed Report

Bias Rating: CONSPIRACY-PSEUDOSCIENCE
Factual Reporting: LOW
Country: USA
Press Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY

History

Founded in 1988 by Jirka Rysavy, Gaia, Inc is a company that produces video and TV programming that promotes meditation, yoga, and alternative health. Gaia.com is the associated website that publishes videos and articles that sometimes promote pseudoscience. According to their about page “, they are a member-supported media network of truth-seekers and believers empowering an evolution of consciousness.”

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Funded by / Ownership

Gaia, Inc is a publicly-traded company on the NASDAQ under GAIA. Revenue is derived through paid memberships for content as well as advertising.

Analysis / Bias

In review, Gaia.com provides videos and information that promotes Yoga, Meditation, Documentaries, and films, as well as a section that breaks down videos into categories such as Emotional Healing. The website also features news and information articles that contain moderately loaded language, such as The Wonderful Benefits of Japanese Knotweed. This story is primarily sourced back to Gaia’s videos. It should be pointed out that the claims made in this article are not supported by medical evidence.

Gaia.com frequently promotes pseudoscience, such as the dangers of fluoride, which has been debunked. They also encourage other pseudosciences such as astrology, pseudo-archeology, and energy healing. Further, they promote anti-GMO propaganda such as this Exposing GMO Agendas with Jeffrey Smith and vaccinations and autism links, which have been thoroughly debunked. Finally, they also promote human-influenced climate denialism, such as this Waging War Against Climate Science with Tim Ball.

Lastly, Gaia.com reports on conspiracy theories such as aliens, chemtrails, Illuminati, and secret space programs. Gaia generally promotes a wide variety of misleading and false information regarding science, medicine, and health.

Failed Fact Checks

Overall, we rate Gaia.com a quackery-level pseudoscience and strong conspiracy website based on promoting misleading and/or debunked scientific claims. (D. Van Zandt 8/19/2020) Updated (06/13/2022)

Source: https://www.gaia.com/

Last Updated on June 13, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check

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