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- Overall, we rate The Truth About Cancer a Quackery Level Pseudoscience source that rarely reports factual information.
Factual Reporting: LOW
Word Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 2011, The Truth About Cancer website is an alternative medicine website that does not always provide accurate scientific information. The Co-Founders of the website are Ty and Charlene Bollinger, neither of which have a degree, expertise, or work experience that relates to cancer and its treatment. According to their mission statement, they “wish to end cancer.”
Funded by / Ownership
The Truth About Cancer is owned by TTAC Publishing LLC, which is owned by Ty Bollinger. Revenue is derived through advertising, book sales, memberships as well as the sale of nutritional products.
Analysis / Bias
In review, The Truth About Cancer is a website that both promotes alternative cures for cancer as well as prevention, all of which is considered pseudoscience. They also promote false information on Covid-19 such as this: 8 “Facts” About Coronavirus That Are Actually Lies. Most of these facts have been debunked, and further, the sources primarily come from those who support President Trump. When it comes to cancer they promote unproven and dangerous remedies such as Gerson Therapy, which is essentially a coffee enema. Yes, you read that correctly. See here: How to Use Coffee Enemas to Detoxify & Heal from Cancer. Finally, they routinely promote right-leaning conspiracies such as those related to vaccinations and Bill Gates. There are too many ineffective and dangerous remedies to list here, just assure they will neither work and some cases be safe!
Failed Fact Checks
- Researcher Judy Mikovits was thrown in jail after she refused to discredit research that led to the discovery that deadly retroviruses have been transmitted through vaccines. – False
- Bill Gates, founder of harmful vaccination campaigns in developing countries, now plans to use COVID-19 vaccines to surveil the population – Inaccurate
Overall, we rate The Truth About Cancer a Quackery Level Pseudoscience source that rarely reports factual information. (11/11/2016) Updated (D. Van Zandt 10/24/2020)