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- Overall, we rate Higher Perspective a strong pseudoscience website based promoting astrology and alternative health claims.
Bias Rating: PSEUDOSCIENCE
Factual Reporting: MIXED
Press Freedom Rating: N/A
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY
Founded in 2012, Higher Perspective is a news and opinion website covering relationships, health, and lifestyle. Their about page disclaims, “Please be aware, we are not a news website! We are an opinion-based blog about spirituality, health, astrology, and relationships.”
Higher Perspective lacks transparency as it does not name authors, editors, locations, or owners.
Funded by / Ownership
Higher Perspective does not disclose ownership; however, at the bottom of each page, the website is copyrighted to Higher Perspective, LLC. Revenue is derived through advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Higher Perspective publishes news and information about health, lifestyle, spirituality, and relationships. They rarely publish political content, and when they do, it typically is not biased, such as this: 7 Brilliant And Hilarious Responses To Donald Trump Winning The Election. Essentially, this is a clickbait website with listicles such as 10 Shocking Facts You Never Knew About North Korea. This story does not contain a single hyperlinked source. Higher Perspective also promotes pseudoscience such as astrology and miracle foods The Exceptional Benefits of Beetroot That Make It An Almost Miracle Food. This last story is sourced to the Healthy Food House, which we have rated a quackery level pseudoscience website low in factual reporting.
When it comes to sourcing, they will occasionally use credible sources such as WebMD and legitimate scientific studies; however, they often utilize poor pseudoscience sources such as Healthy Holistic Living. Of note, the website does offer a disclaimer that reads, “We here at Higher Perspective do not hold backgrounds in medicine or science, and anything read on this website should be read with an open mind and taken with a grain of salt.”
Failed Fact Checks
- “New research says drinking wine is more important than exercise for living past 90.” – False
- groundbreaking scientific study concludes that cannabis treats ADHD better than Adderall. – False
- Scientists Have Found That Intelligence Is Passed From Mothers, Not From Fathers. – False
Overall, we rate Higher Perspective a strong pseudoscience website based on promoting astrology and alternative health claims. (D. Van Zandt 01/09/2020) Updated (08/15/2022)
Last Updated on August 15, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check
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