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- Overall, we rate Medical Kidnap a Quackery level pseudoscience website for the promotion of anti-vaccination propaganda.
Bias Rating: RIGHT CONSPIRACY-PSEUDOSCIENCE
Factual Reporting: VERY LOW
Country: USA (44/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY
Medical Kidnap is a news and information website that promotes pseudoscience, such as anti-vaccination and medical kidnapping propaganda. According to their about page, Medical Kidnap is a part of the Health Impact News network. It is a sub-topic in their “Medicine Watch” category. Health Impact News is an alternative medicine, holistic, and nutrition website. Sophia Media publishes them, and Brian Shilhavy is the Managing Editor. According to their about page, “Due to the increasing frequency of stories being exposed regarding children taken away from their families for simply disagreeing with their doctors, we felt it was time to put up a completely separate website to document these tragic stories.”
Funded by / Ownership
Medical Kidnap is owned by Health Impact News who does not specify ownership; however, Sophia Media is listed as the publisher. Advertising generates revenue.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Medical Kidnap publishes health-related news stories that they state are alternative. Our analysis concurs that they are certainly an alternative to conventional science and medicine. The premise of the website is that families are having children taken away for not agreeing with their Doctor. They are fiercely anti-vaccine with articles like this: Local Detroit TV Asks for Stories of Unvaxxed Dying from COVID – Gets over 180K Responses of Vaccine Injured and Dead Instead. They also promote misinformation regarding Covid-19, such as this Are the COVID Tests a Way to Surreptitiously Infect or Implant People? In general, this is an anti-vaccination website that the discredited Health Impact News owns.
Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, Medical Kidnap published false and misleading claims. See Fact Checks.
Failed Fact Checks
- “Breastfed, Homebirthed Babies Taken Away From Parents for Not Using Hospital.” – False
- “Child Sex Trafficking through Child ‘Protection’ Services Exposed – Kidnapping Children for Sex” – False
- A March, 2021, European Union database shows that 3,964 people have died as a result of coronavirus vaccines and hundreds of thousands have been injured. – False
Overall, we rate Medical Kidnap a Quackery level pseudoscience website for the promotion of anti-vaccination propaganda and false claims regarding medical kidnappings. (D. Van Zandt 9/15/2021)