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- Overall, we rate X22 Report as a strong Conspiracy and pseudoscience website with a far-right bias that promotes unproven claims.
Bias Rating: FAR RIGHT
Factual Reporting: LOW
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY
According to their about page, “X22 Report is a daily show that will cover issues surrounding the economic collapse.” There is also a disclaimer that states, “The X22 Report is “one man’s opinion.” Anything that is said on the show is for information purposes only.” A Whois search reveals the site was launched in 2008.
Funded by / Ownership
X22 Report is funded through a combination of online ads and many prominent donate buttons. They also accept cryptocurrencies. David Booth appears to be the owner of the website. He does not provide his last name on the website.
Analysis / Bias
The focus of the X22 Report is on the potential for an economic meltdown where inflation drives the cost of goods to unaffordable levels. In fact, X22 provides a list of prepping materials needed for this collapse. These include food, water, toilet supplies, weapons, ammunition, gold, and silver, etc. X22 also believes that climate change is a hoax. The wording of headlines and articles contain only mild loaded words; however, they consistently use questionable sources such as conspiracy theorist Ben Swann and Greg Hunter of USAWatchdog. Many articles strongly favor former President Trump and his conspiracy theories regarding election fraud. See failed fact checks below.
X22 also has a page dedicated to Relocations of Unaccompanied Immigrant Minors, which provides a map of where they are most concentrated in the USA. There isn’t a description as to why this map is posted. Do they have sympathy for immigrant minors? Or is it a warning? Based on the comments below the map, it appears that the readers are opposed to immigrants, with some fearing spread of diseases; in general, X22 rates as a far-right conspiracy and pseudoscience website with low credibility. Finally, during the Covid-19 pandemic and the Presidential election of 2020, they frequently published false or misleading information.
Failed Fact Checks
- Does a new “X22 Report” video contain only factual and proven statements? – False
- US: Hospitals Get Paid More to List Patients as COVID-19… – False
- Is Donald Trump the “real” president, does Joe Biden not fly on Air Force One, does hydroxychloroquine “fix” COVID-19, and do masks not stop the spread of coronavirus? – All False
- We just had a false flag – False
- Did Michigan add 138,000 votes and none of them were for Trump and was there a 4 a.m. ballot dump in Wisconsin? – False
- The spike protein induced by COVID-19 vaccines is toxic and causes diseases and deaths; nattokinase can counter these effects. – Inaccurate
Overall, we rate X22 Report as a strong Conspiracy and pseudoscience website with a far-right bias that promotes unproven claims. (D. Van Zandt 4/14/2018) Updated (11/22/2023)
Last Updated on November 22, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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