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CONSPIRACY-PSEUDOSCIENCE

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.

Factual Reporting: LOW

History

WhatDoesItMean.com was founded in 2003 as an over the top conspiracy and fake news website. The main author is Sorcha Faal, who according to RationalWiki is different people at different times. RationalWiki also provides a detailed history of this website. According to their about page description “WhatDoesItMean.Com Is One Of The Top Ranked Websites In The World For New World Order, Conspiracy Theories And Alternative News.” This appears to be true.

Funded by / Ownership

The website does not provide information on ownership and they appear to be funded through online advertising.

Analysis / Bias

I’ll keep this short. WhatDoesItMean.com is a crazy right wing conspiracy website. Headlines are often highly sensational such as this: Putin Grants Free Russian Land To 15,000 Christians Facing “White Genocide” In South Africa As West Turns Its Back On God Once Again. While the article is sourced to a few credible media outlets, most are conspiracy sites such as Zerohedge and Russian Propaganda such as Sputnik and RT. Further, WhatDoesThisMean.com has failed numerous fact checks. In fact, Factcheck.org calls them a “disreputable news site” and “Fake News.”

A factual search of IFCN fact checkers lists too many failed fact checks to detail.

Overall, WhatDoesItMean.com is a Conspiracy-Pseudoscience site that is beyond Tin Foil Hat. This would make Alex Jones cringe. (10/26/2016) Updated (D. Van Zandt 7/12/2018)

Source: http://www.whatdoesitmean.com/

 
 


 

 

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