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- Overall, we rate Pandemic News a quackery level pseudoscience website that also promotes conspiracy theories from a right-wing perspective. We also rate them Very Low for factual reporting.
Factual Reporting: VERY LOW
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 2018, Pandemic News is a website that promotes pseudoscience and conspiracy theories. The website was founded by Mike Adams who is the owner of Natural News, which promotes right-wing conspiracies and quackery level pseudoscience. To learn more about Mike Adams check out this article: Mike Adams Is Building an Alternate Reality Online.
This website completely lacks transparency as they do not provide an about page or disclose ownership. Most news posts link to either JD Heyes, Mike Adams, or Ethan Huff and none of them have biographical information listed on the website. A Google search shows that JD Heyers is the Sr. Correspondent with the Conspiracy/Pseudoscience website News Target.
Funded by / Ownership
Pandemic News does not disclose ownership or funding, however, it is assumed to be a part of the Natural News Network. Revenue appears to be derived from online advertising as well as links to the Natural News Store that sells supplements and alternative health products.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Pandemic News publishes news that is primarily related to diseases such as Covid-19. However, a majority of news focuses on conspiracy theories such as this: Imagine the opposite: The “NHWO” Natural Health World Organization to resolve issues like COVID-19. This story links to the unreliable Far-Right Natural News. In another story that lacks evidence, they report Did China cover up the deaths of MILLIONS from coronavirus?
In general, most stories on this website link directly to the discredited Natural News. Finally, this source uses the terms Wuhan Virus or China Virus to describe the pandemic, rather than the appropriate term Covid-19.
The bottom line, this is an unreliable source for information on Covid-19.
Overall, we rate Pandemic News a quackery level pseudoscience website that also promotes conspiracy theories from a right-wing perspective. We also rate them Very Low for factual reporting. (D. Van Zandt 4/27/2020)