News, Culture and NPR for Central & Northern Michigan
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations
91.7FM Alpena and WCML-TV Channel 6 Alpena are off the air. Click here to learn more.

Conservapedia — the right-wing alternative to Wikipedia — is laced with falsehoods

Did you know there is an ultra-conservative alternative to Wikipedia? Chances are you didn’t, but many on the right have used the website Conservapedia in the past as a reliable source for the information they share.

The online encyclopedia was founded by Andrew Schlafly, the son of the infamous conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly.

For more on the website, its ‘facts’ and its users, Here & Now‘s Robin Young speaks to Pam Vogel, senior adviser at non-profit media watchdog Media Matters.

This article was originally published on

Copyright 2024 NPR. To see more, visit