Last updated on June 16th, 2021 at 07:33 pm
- Overall, we rate The Automatic Earth Right Biased and a pseudoscience website based on the promotion of misinformation and pseudoscience during the covid-19 pandemic.
Bias Rating: RIGHT-PSEUDOSCIENCE
Factual Reporting: LOW
Country: USA (44/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY
Founded in 2008, The Automatic Earth is a financial news blog that mostly promotes pseudoscience and conspiracy theories. The blog lacks transparency as they do not have an about page or describe ownership. The domain is registered in the Netherlands, while donations are accepted to Daniel Jarvis in New York, USA.
Funded by / Ownership
The Automatic Earth does not disclose ownership; however, Daniel Jarvis may be the owner as he accepts the donations. Revenue is derived through advertising and donations.
Analysis / Bias
The Automatic Earth publishes original blog posts with loaded wording such as this Institutionalization on Steroids. This story reports negatively on mask-wearing, Anthony Fauci, and vaccines as it relates to Covid-19. In other words, it is promoting pseudoscience. In fact, most recent stories promote pseudoscience and/or conspiracy theories related to anti-vaccination propaganda related to Covid-19, such as The Ethics of Child Vaccinations.
The blog also links to external articles that read like a who’s who of conspiracy and questionable sources such as RT, ZeroHedge, The National Pulse, and the OffGuardian. In general, The Automatic Earth is an unreliable site that lacks transparency and promotes anti-vaccine pseudoscience and conspiracy theories.
Overall, we rate The Automatic Earth Right Biased and a pseudoscience website based on the promotion of misinformation and pseudoscience during the covid-19 pandemic. (D. Van Zandt 6/3/2017) Updated (6/16/2021)