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- Overall, we rate The Stream a moderate Conspiracy website based on promotion of right-wing conspiracies and a strong Pseudoscience site for promotion of climate change denial and creationism, as well as non-scientific information regarding homosexuality.
Factual Reporting: MIXED
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 2015 by Christian Televangelist James Robison and not to be confused with Al Jazeera’s program called the Stream. The Stream is an online news and opinion website that is overtly Christian. According to their about page “The Stream is a national daily championing freedom, smaller government, and human dignity. Offering both original content and the best from across the web, The Stream challenges the worst in the mainstream media while offering a rich and lively source for breaking news, inspiration, analysis, and entertainment.”
Funded by / Ownership
The website is owned by Life Outreach International Association of Churches, Inc., which routinely has an annual income over $50 million per year. These primarily come from individual donations.
Analysis / Bias
In review, The Stream reports news from a Christian Right perspective such as this: Old Friend of Trump Makes the Case: He’s Not Racist!, which is written by Mike Huckabee, who has an extremely poor track record with facts. Virtually all stories favor the right and advocate for Christianity with zero regards for science. For example, with climate change, all articles at the least deny the consensus on impact and at most outright deny the human influence. They also are opposed to evolution and frequently report negatively on homosexuality. They also make claims such as tying eugenics to minimum wage. Besides promoting pseudosciences such as human-influenced climate change denial and creationism, they also promote conspiracy theories such as the debunked Seth Rich-Wikileaks conspiracy.
Overall, we rate The Stream a moderate Conspiracy website based on promotion of right-wing conspiracies and a strong Pseudoscience site for promotion of climate change denial and creationism, as well as non-scientific information regarding homosexuality. (D. Van Zandt 12/9/2016) Updated (8/9/2019)