Sources in the Conspiracy-Pseudoscience category may publish unverifiable information that is not always supported by evidence. These sources may be untrustworthy for credible/verifiable information, therefore fact checking and further investigation is recommended on a per article basis when obtaining information from these sources. See all Conspiracy-Pseudoscience sources.
- Overall, we rate Signs of the Times (SOTT) Right Biased and a strong Conspiracy and Pseudoscience website based on the promotion of false, unproven, or misleading information that cannot be verified or has been debunked.
Factual Reporting: LOW
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 2002, Signs of the Times (SOTT) is a conspiracy and pseudoscience website based in North Carolina. According to their about page “SOTT.net is a leading alternative news site providing independent journalism and unbiased analysis.”
Funded by / Ownership
Signs of the Times (SOTT) is owned by the non-profit Quantum Future Group (QFG). The mission of Quantum Future Group is to increase the effectiveness and impact of the results of research in the varied scientific and socio-cultural fields that are geared toward seeking solutions to the fundamental sufferings and limitations of humanity. QFG also funds other organizations and individuals engaged in similar pursuits. Revenue is derived through advertising and donations.
Analysis / Bias
In review, most content on SOTT is republished from other sources, some that are credible and some that are not such as RT News and GreenMedInfo. Primarily they serve as a source that promotes conspiracy theories such as on 9-11 911 Commissioner Bob Kerrey says 911 was a conspiracy 30 years in the making as well as UFOs and anti-vaccine propaganda such as this Why vaccines spread disease and vaccine science is flawed. Further, during the 2020 election, they promoted misleading information regarding election fraud. In general, this source provides very little credible information and routinely promotes both conspiracy theories and pseudoscience.
Failed Fact Checks
Overall, we rate Signs of the Times (SOTT) Right Biased and a strong Conspiracy and Pseudoscience website based on the promotion of false, unproven, or misleading information that cannot be verified or has been debunked. (D. Van Zandt 1/31/2017) (1/29/2021)