Science Vibe

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CONSPIRACY-PSEUDOSCIENCE

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  • Overall, we rate Science Vibe a Moderate Conspiracy and Pseudoscience website based on the promotion of junk science, misleading images, a complete lack of transparency and a pants on fire claim by an IFCN fact checker.

Detailed Report

Factual Reporting: MIXED
Country: USA
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 48/180

History

Founded in 2014, Science Vibe is a junk science website that often promotes pseudoscience and misleading news stories. According to their about page, they state “ScienceVibe educates, entertains, engages and enlightens. From scientific breakthroughs to the bizarre, fascinating and seemingly impossible!”

Science Vibe does not disclose who owns the website or edits the the stories. In other words, they completely lack transparency.

Funded by / Ownership

The website does not disclose ownership and revenue is derived from advertising.

Analysis / Bias

In review, Science Vibe publishes a combination of credible science news stories such as this New Zealand Bans People From Swimming With Dolphins to the absurd such as this Is Earth a “Alien” Prison Planet?

The website frequently covers UFO sightings as well promotes highly misleading stories. For example, in this story, Fatal Rooster Attack Kills 76 Year Old Woman, which is true, they use an obviously Photoshopped image of a YOUNG women laying in a pool of blood. This is very poor quality Photoshopping at that. See below.

Fake image of a rooster attack by Science Vibe

A factual search reveals a pants on fire claim by Politifact.

Overall, we rate Science Vibe a Moderate Conspiracy and Pseudoscience website based on the promotion of junk science, misleading images, a complete lack of transparency and a pants on fire claim by an IFCN fact checker. (D. Van Zandt 5/21/2017) Updated (9/12/2019)

Source: https://sciencevibe.com