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- Overall, we rate the Malone Institute a right-biased conspiracy and pseudoscience organization based on the promotion of unproven and false claims regarding covid-19, vaccines, and the government.
Bias Rating: RIGHT CONSPIRACY-PSEUDOSCIENCE
Factual Reporting: LOW
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY
Founded in 2021 by Dr. Robert Malone, the Malone Institute is an organization that promotes vaccine hesitation and pseudoscience related to the Covid-19 vaccines. The website features the tagline “The Foundation is Integrity.” The organization’s mission is stated as “Our mission is to bring back integrity to government, the biological sciences and medicine. We also support and conduct research, and education in health and wellness.” The organization is based in Virginia.
Funded by / Ownership
The Malone Institute is a non-stock corporation in the state of Virginia. They claim to be working on acquiring Federal Non-profit status (501C3). The website does not disclose funders and currently solicits donations as a means of revenue.
Analysis / Bias
Dr. Robert Wallace Malone is an American physician and biochemist. His early work focused on mRNA technology, pharmaceuticals, and drug repurposing research. On his website and Twitter bio, Malone, calls himself the “inventor of mRNA vaccines.” This is not true “The development of the mRNA vaccines is due to the work of hundreds of researchers, one of which is Robert Malone.”
In 2021, Dr. Malone gained notoriety for his anti-vaccine positions related to the Covid-19 mRNA vaccines. From 2021 until the present he has routinely promoted misinformation, conspiracy theories, and pseudoscience related to the vaccine. For example, Malone promoted Ivermectin as an effective treatment for Covid-19: The War on Ivermectin. Numerous double-blind studies, including this one: Effect of Higher-Dose Ivermectin for 6 Days vs Placebo on Time to Sustained Recovery in Outpatients With COVID-19 demonstrate that Ivermectin has no impact on the treatment or prevention of Covid-19 infection.
Dr. Malone also promotes conspiracies related to the World Economic Forum (WEF) and the so-called “Great Reset” such as this Parasites: The Administrative State and the WEF. The “Great Reset” is considered an unproven conspiracy theory. In general, Dr. Malone and the Malone Institute hold far-right biased views and often promote false and misleading information, as evidenced below in failed fact-checks.
Failed Fact Checks (Shortlist of more than a dozen)
- “Dr. Malone is the inventor of mRNA vaccines” – Inaccurate
- Biden team’s misguided and deadly COVID-19 vaccine strategy – Low Scientific Credibility
- mRNA vaccines force “your child’s body to make toxic spike proteins. These proteins often cause permanent damage in children’s critical organs”; “there is no benefit for your children or your family to be vaccinating your children” – Incorrect
- COVID-19 vaccines will make SARS-CoV-2 more dangerous due to a mechanism called antibody-dependent enhancement (ADE) – Misleading
- Annual shots are only given in the U.S. to support vaccine manufacturing in case of an influenza pandemic. – False
- COVID-19 vaccines “provide zero benefit relative to risk for the young and healthy.” – False
Overall, we rate the Malone Institute a right-biased conspiracy and pseudoscience organization based on the promotion of unproven and false claims regarding covid-19, vaccines, and the government. (D. Van Zandt 07/03/2023)
Last Updated on July 5, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check