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PRO-SCIENCE

These sources consist of legitimate science or are evidence based through the use of credible scientific sourcing.  Legitimate science follows the scientific method, is unbiased and does not use emotional words.  These sources also respect the consensus of experts in the given scientific field and strive to publish peer reviewed science. Some sources in this category may have a slight political bias, but adhere to scientific principles. See all Pro-Science sources.

Factual Reporting: HIGH

History

Founded in 1996, Quackwatch is a United States-based network of people founded by Stephen Barrett, which aims to “combat health-related frauds, myths, fads, fallacies, and misconduct” and to focus on “quackery-related information that is difficult or impossible to get elsewhere.” Quackwatch cites peer-reviewed journal articles and has received several awards. The site has been developed with the assistance of a worldwide network of volunteers and expert advisers.

Funded by / Ownership

Quackwatch is a nonprofit organization that is owned by The Quackwatch Network of people and is funded primarily through donations.

Analysis / Bias

Quackwatch exposes medical quackery and pseudoscience through the review of peer reviewed science. Sometimes in their quest for evidence this source exaggerates, but for the most part they are aligned with a pro-science position.

Overall, we rate Quackwatch a pro-science source with a moderate left wing political agenda. (8/3/2016) Updated (D. Van Zandt 8/18/2018)

Source: http://www.quackwatch.org/


 

 

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