I googled a famous movie director after learning he had died. This site came up in the top ten. Every other site (including page after page of reputable news sources) reported the suicide of this director, who - in front of eye witnesses - jumped from a bridge. This website - whose article was framed to appear as a news story - proclaimed the famous director was “Murdered After Mocking Illuminati.”
I have no problem with websites containing conspiracy theories, as long as they are qualified as such. Though, to me, these are generally wildly biased with an incredible dearth of rational thought or compelling (or even not compelling) evidence, I’m happily willing to stretch the meaning of the word “theory” far beyond its scientific definition, to include the kind of conspiracy content contained on this website.
Whether I agree or disagree with the views expressed therein, I cannot abide a media source - ANY such source, whether something this niche and small, or a giant news outlet - purporting as fact that which is, at BEST, conjecture based on the broadest definition of circumstantial evidence, and at worst, intentional fear-mongering.
The largest demographic for websites like this one? Mentally ill adults. Second largest? Kids. This last paragraph is written in the same style as “beforeitsnews.com,” but I’d bet on my theory over any of their’s in a heartbeat.
The information provided on this page are available are often irrelevant, incorrect, poorly researched and sometimes completely wrong!
Any info there is to be treated with extreme caution and should be checked and verified by independent sources!
Die auf dieser Seite zur Verfügung gestellten Informationen sind sehr oft unsachlich, fehlerhaft, schlecht recherchiert und zum Teil vollkommen falsch!
Jede Info dort ist mit absoluter Vorsicht zu geniessen und sollte nachgeprüft und mit Hilfe unabhängiger Quellen verifiziert werden!
This site promotes every wacky, idiotic conspiracy, alternative witch doctor "medicine", pseudoscience theory out there. It seems to be actively spreading and promoting all kinds of mental illness. It also comes up with a virus warning from McAfee's web scanning browser add-in.
Malicious software includes 8 trojan(s).
Malicious software is hosted on 4 domain(s), including sapphirescanning.com/, oreidohardware.com/, reservenone.com/.
2 domain(s) appear to be functioning as intermediaries for distributing malware to visitors of this site, including unsene.net/, ironsolutions.ca/.
This site was hosted on 22 network(s) including AS6939 (HURRICANE), AS36089 (OPENX-AS1), AS701 (UUNET).
Bizarre and dangerous site. Conspiracy theories, dodgy "science" articles, alternative medicine weirdness and more. Pseudo-science, quackery and woo is what they are selling and it's a menace to public health and safety.
They HATE vaccination with a passion - every lie and canard of the anti-vax lunatic fringe gets a run here.
Diagnostic page for beforeitsnews.com
What is the current listing status for beforeitsnews.com?
This site is not currently listed as suspicious.
What happened when Google visited this site?
Of the 7828 pages we tested on the site over the past 90 days, 1 page(s) resulted in malicious software being downloaded and installed without user consent. The last time Google visited this site was on 2013-08-20, and the last time suspicious content was found on this site was on 2013-06-30.
Malicious software is hosted on 1 domain(s), including infoitpoweringgathering.com/.
This site was hosted on 20 network(s) including AS6939 (HURRICANE), AS36089 (OPENX-AS1), AS20940 (AKAMAI-ASN1).
Has this site acted as an intermediary resulting in further distribution of malware?
Over the past 90 days, beforeitsnews.com did not appear to function as an intermediary for the infection of any sites.
Has this site hosted malware?
No, this site has not hosted malicious software over the past 90 days.
I don't know whether it's actually harmful or not cause I hear a lot of contracting ideas from you guys. I do check it out on norton online security website and it appears to be good. Here is the link http://safeweb.norton.com/report/show?url=http%3A%2F%2Fbeforeitsnews.com%2F
I don't have ad popups . It seems good as many ratings indicate.
SiteAdvisor says it's malicious. https://www.siteadvisor.com/sites/beforeitsnews.com
So does VirusTotal. https://www.virustotal.com/en/url/bf70721ba0299a6c530053809c095fb0ac098a5f602b58ef67ab7f951c5b79bc/analysis/
Regularly blocked by Google Safe Browsing ("Of the 5076 pages we tested on the site over the past 90 days, 240 page(s) resulted in malicious software being downloaded and installed without user consent").
Actual content isn't that reliable either - it's a "citizen journalism" blog site. Plenty of interesting writing, but more than a few spammers and far-out conspiracy theorists who the site mods don't seem too bothered about moderating.