Steve October 16, 2020
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  • Overall, we rate Ecology News a quackery level pseudoscience website that also promotes conspiracy theories from a right-wing perspective. We also rate them Very Low for factual reporting.

Detailed Report

Factual Reporting: VERY LOW


Country: USA


World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180

History

Founded in 2015, Ecology News is a website that promotes pseudoscience and some conspiracy theories. The website was founded by Mike Adams who is the owner of Natural News, which promotes right wing conspiracies and quackery level pseudoscience. To learn more about Mike Adams check out this article: Mike Adams Is Building an Alternate Reality Online.

This website completely lacks transparency as they do not provide an about page or disclose ownership.  News posts link to either JD Heyes, Mike Adams, or Ethan Huff and none of them have biographical information listed on the website. A Google search shows that JD Heyers is the Sr. Correspondent with the Conspiracy/Pseudoscience website News Target.

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Funded by / Ownership

Ecology News does not disclose ownership or funding, however, it is assumed to be a part of the Natural News Network. Revenue appears to be derived from online advertising as well as links to the Natural News Store that sells supplements and alternative health products.

Analysis / Bias

In review, Ecology News publishes news that is primarily related to the environment and ecological systems. However, a majority of news focuses on human-influenced climate change denial such as this: Global warming a total “hoax and scam” run by corrupt scientists, warns Greenpeace co-founder. This article is sourced to far-right unreliable sources such as Breitbart and Natural News. The website features a search bar that searches with Good Gopher, a search engine designed to search Mike Adam’s properties. Through using the search bar most searches returned information from the highly questionable News Target. Using this search bar results in anti-vaccination propaganda as well as chemtrails and other pseudoscience/conspiracy information. The bottom line, this is an unreliable source for information.

Overall, we rate Ecology News a quackery level pseudoscience website that also promotes conspiracy theories from a right-wing perspective. We also rate them Very Low for factual reporting. (D. Van Zandt 1/24/2020)

Source: https://www.ecology.news/


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