Geology In

Factual Reporting: Mixed - Not always Credible or Reliable


QUESTIONABLE SOURCE

A questionable source exhibits one or more of the following: extreme bias, consistent promotion of propaganda/conspiracies, poor or no sourcing to credible information, a complete lack of transparency and/or is fake news. Fake News is the deliberate attempt to publish hoaxes and/or disinformation for the purpose of profit or influence (Learn More). Sources listed in the Questionable Category may be very untrustworthy and should be fact-checked on a per-article basis. Please note sources on this list are not considered fake news unless specifically written in the reasoning section for that source. See all Questionable sources.

  • Although Geology In summarizes or republishes credible science news, our criteria dictate that a source that does not disclose a combination of ownership, mission, and authorship is listed as questionable due to a lack of transparency.

Detailed Report

Reasoning: Lack of transparency
Bias Rating: PRO-SCIENCE
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: USA
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY

History

Geology In is a website that publishes news related to geology. There is an about page listed; however, the link does not work; therefore, there isn’t information about the mission or ownership of the website. Further, the contact page also does not list names. A Whois domain search reveals the domain was purchased in 2014.

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Funded by / Ownership

Geology In does not disclose ownership nor any names associated with the website. Funding appears to be derived from abundant online advertising.

Analysis / Bias

In review, Geology In primarily aggregates geology news from other reputable science journals and magazines. Although the scientific information is generally credible, Geology In utilizes loaded sensational headlines such as this: Yellowstone Volcano Was Hit by Earthquake Swarm of 2,500 Tremors. This particular story was summarized from credible USGS information and used wording from a Newsweek article. Generally, most stories follow the same format of summaries from other sources; sometimes, these stories are copied verbatim, though credit is given to the original source.

Failed Fact Checks

  • None in the Last 5 years

Although Geology In summarizes or republishes credible science news, our criteria dictate that a source that does not disclose a combination of ownership, mission, and authorship is listed as questionable due to a lack of transparency. (D. Van Zandt 11/21/2016) (Updated 11/18/2022)

Source: http://www.geologyin.com/

Last Updated on November 18, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check

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