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.
- Overall, we rate Quackwatch a pro-science source with a moderate left-wing political agenda.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
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 sites peer-reviewed journal articles and have 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