Mike Adams’ Natural News anti-GMO and conspiracy site banned from Facebook

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Mike Adams often appears on fellow conspiracy site Alex Jones' Info Wars.

Natural News has nearly 3 million Facebook followers, more than Infowars and Alex Jones combined before Facebook banned them from the platform last summer.

[Natural News] is one of the largest brokers of far-right conspiracy theories, including disinformation about vaccines. Natural News has spent the past 10 years moving from relatively innocent claims about the benefits of herbal remedies, to full-blown culture war, with a side business of selling survivalist gear.

[Editor’s note: On June 9, Facebook banned Natural News, citing the page’s habit of promoting conspiracy theories and disinformation about vaccines. Read GLP’s profile of Mike Adams to learn more about Natural News.]

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The shift from turmeric salesman to scalpel scaremonger was only the latest evolution for Natural News’ founder, who has a history of shady business ventures, many of them raising money off moral panics.

Natural News didn’t start in the deep end …. The site’s skepticism of genetically modified foods is a somewhat common view on the left. Anxiety about Big Food and Big Pharma are common entry points for conspiratorial belief on both sides of the political aisle.

Natural News’s founder went further than the average organic food evangelist, however.

Read full, original article: The New Infowars Is a Vitamin Site Predicting the Apocalypse

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