Sources in the Conspiracy-Pseudoscience category may publish unverifiable information that is not always supported by evidence. These sources may be untrustworthy for credible/verifiable information, therefore fact checking and further investigation is recommended on a per article basis when obtaining information from these sources. See all Conspiracy-Pseudoscience sources.
- Overall, we rate Information Clearing House a Left Biased, Conspiracy, and Pseudoscience source. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting as a lot of content is factual in between the Conspiracy stories
Factual Reporting: MIXED
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 2001 by Tom Feeley, Information Clearing House is a website with a tagline that reads “News you won’t find on CNN or Fox News.” ICH’s primary focus is on advocating for peace and exposing war crimes. The website features counters that show the number of Iraqis slaughtered due to the USA war, the number of USA military personnel sacrificed due to the war, the number of international forces slaughtered in Afghanistan, and a count of the total cost of these wars.
According to their about page they freely admit that some of the content on the website may not be true with this disclaimer:
This website does not suggest that it contains the “truth”. The truth is a combination of all information and all facts relating to a topic. It is therefore unachievable (in my opinion) for anyone to say “I know the truth.” If you came to this site in search of “the truth” you will be disappointed. That is also true of CNN, FOX , ABC etc. If you came to gather information you may find it a useful resource.
Funded by / Ownership
Information Clearing House is owned by Tom Feeley with funding derived through donations.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Information Clearing House does not publish original content but rather republishes and links to 3rd party news outlets. The focus of the content is related to anti-war advocacy, however, many other topics are covered, some of which fall within the conspiracy or pseudoscience category. For example, they publish stories regarding the 9-11 conspiracy theory that the towers were brought down through a controlled demolition: Fire Did Not Cause 3rd Tower’s Collapse on 9/11, New Study Finds. This story comes from Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth, which we have previously rated as a conspiracy website. Other conspiracy topics promoted are False Flags, New World Order, and anti-GMO propaganda.
In general, story selection tends to favor the left such as this story highlighting the dangers of climate change: Climate Change Will Shrink US Economy and Kill Thousands, Government Report Warns and this Did the Marquis de Sade Write This Health Care Bill? The Information Clearing House draws from a wide variety of sources, many of which are credible, however, some are not.
Overall, we rate Information Clearing House a Left Biased, Conspiracy, and Pseudoscience source. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting as a lot of content is factual in between the Conspiracy stories. (D. Van Zandt 9/07/2019) Updated (10/8/2020)