Need to Know

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Factual Reporting: Low - Not Credible - Not Reliable - Fake News - Bias


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  • Overall, this is a tinfoil hat conspiracy website that has an extreme right-wing bias in reporting.

Detailed Report

Factual Reporting: LOW
Country: USA
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180


Need to Know is a conspiracy and pseudoscience website founded by G. Edward Griffin, an author, and filmmaker who has made many false claims. In his books, G. Edward Griffin claims that cancer is a nutritional deficiency that can be cured by consuming amygdalin, which is regarded as quackery by the medical community. He is an HIV/AIDS denialist and supports the 9/11 Truth movement, as well as the use of chemtrails for sinister purposes.

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Funded by / Ownership

Need to Know is owned by G. Edward Griffin and is funded through an advertising model.

Analysis / Bias

In review, Need to Know covers a wide range of debunked conspiracies such as false flag operations being routinely conducted and anti-vaccine propaganda. Most stories come from other non-credible conspiracies/pseudoscience sources such as Zerohedge, Infowars, Gateway Pundit, and Natural News.

Need to Know also presents news with an alt-right bias such as anti-immigration stories and negative portrayal of minorities and Muslims.

Overall, this is a tinfoil hat conspiracy website that has an extreme right-wing bias in reporting. (D. Van Zandt 9/15/2018) Updated (10/5/2019)


Last Updated on September 16, 2020 by Media Bias Fact Check

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