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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.

Reasoning: Pro-Science, Lack of transparency
Country: USA
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180

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 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.

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 science 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. In general, 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.

Although Geology In summarizes or republishes credible science news, our criteria dictates 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 12/27/2018)

Source: http://www.geologyin.com/


 

 

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