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- Overall, we rate Health Impact News a Quackery level pseudoscience website for the promotion of anti-vaccination propaganda as well as chemtrails, geoengineering, and false information regarding GMOs.
Factual Reporting: LOW
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 2011, Health Impact News is an alternative medicine, holistic, and nutrition website. They are published by Sophia Media and Brian Shilhavy is the Managing Editor. According to their about page they “cover stories that impact your health, but that the mainstream media seldom covers.”
Funded by / Ownership
Health Impact News does not specify ownership, however, Sophia Media is listed as the publisher. Revenue is derived from online advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Health Impact News publishes health-related news stories that they state are alternative. Our analysis concurs that they are certainly alternative to conventional science and medicine. They are fiercely anti-vaccine with articles such as this: Dangerous Vaccines Found to Cause Symptoms of Shaken Baby Syndrome. This story comes from the discredited VacTruth website. They also routinely publish anti-GMO propaganda such as this. They are also purveyors of misinformation regarding Chemtrails and Geoengineering such as Covert Chemical Geoengineering Programs – A Real Threat to Public Health.
A factual search reveals an abysmal fact-checking record with IFCN fact-checkers. There are too many failed fact checks to list. Follow the factual search link for all of them
Overall, we rate Health Impact News a Quackery level pseudoscience website for the promotion of anti-vaccination propaganda as well as chemtrails, geoengineering, and false information regarding GMOs. (D. Van Zandt 8/10/2016) Updated (4/10/2019)