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- Overall, the Thrive Movement is a Strong Pseudoscience website that often promotes information that does not align with the consensus of science, also known as “alt health” or “alt medicine.”
Factual Reporting: LOW
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 2011, the Thrive Movement is a website that strongly promotes alternative health. The website is owned by Clear Compass Media LLC, which was founded by Foster Gamble. According to their about page “This website and the documentary film THRIVE: What on Earth Will It Take? are the main projects of Clear Compass Media. We are a small team of committed individuals based out of Soquel, CA, dedicated to getting the message of THRIVE out to as many people worldwide as possible.”
Funded by / Ownership
The Thrive Movement is owned by Clear Compass Media LLC. Revenue is derived through an online store that sells the Thrive movie as well as donations.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the website is essentially a portal to promote the Thrive movie. A summary of the movie reads as follows “An unconventional documentary that lifts the veil on what’s really going on in our world by following the money upstream – uncovering the global consolidation of power in nearly every aspect of our lives. Weaving together breakthroughs in science, consciousness and activism, THRIVE offers real solutions, empowering us with unprecedented and bold strategies for reclaiming our lives and our future.”
The Thrive Movement also publishes new stories that do not always align with science such as this: THE EXISTENTIAL THREAT FROM NEW GMOS. There is a strong consensus that GMOs are safe. Further, they also promote miracle cures for cancer such as this: CAN CANNABIS CURE CANCER? While marijuana has proven effective in pain relief, stimulating appetite during Chemo, and reducing rates of glaucoma, there isn’t any evidence to support it can or may cure cancer. Further, they promote misleading information regarding vaccinations such as this: VACCINES: WHO IS RIGHT AND WHOSE RIGHT IS IT?.
Overall, the Thrive Movement is a Strong Pseudoscience website that often promotes information that does not align with the consensus of science, also known as “alt health” or “alt medicine.” (D. Van Zandt 7/21/2016) Updated (5/23/2020)