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We live in a complex world. Mainstream media rarely tells us the whole story. WantToKnow.info provides verifiable, uncensored information on major corruption and cover-ups, as well as stories and solutions that inspire us to work together for the greater good.



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Our newsletters are carefully curated, drawing from the best of the corporate and independent media landscape. Every week, we research and summarize reliable news reports on high-level corruption and cover-ups. We also research and summarize stories that inspire hope and explore solutions to our world’s pressing problems. There are over 12,000 revealing news summaries in our archive.


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This website has received over 24 million visits since it was first established in 2003, with a dedicated mission to provide our readers with reliable, verifiable information.

Our site serves as a research tool and comprehensive archive for educating the public on deep government and corporate corruption. We offer whistleblower reports, declassified government documents, online books and videos, and educational courses on important topics avoided by the mainstream.



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All information on WantToKnow.info is taken from the most reliable sources available, both corporate and independent. They can be verified using the links provided to their original, respected sources.

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"Propaganda ends where simple dialogue begins."

— Jacques Ellul, French political and social scientist





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Our newsletters are carefully curated, drawing from the best of the corporate and independent media landscape. Each week, we research and summarize over a dozen key media articles that challenge mainstream narratives on important issues shaping society. Once every two weeks, we also send out an inspiring story or news to a separate email list as a balance to the challenging material on cover-ups and corruption. Explore our newsletter archive to see past messages.

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"In these times of pervasive corporate censorship and increased government classification of information, WantToKnow.info and the PEERS websites serve the vital purpose of alternative media. They provide readers with the relevant facts necessary to filter out the deception and formulate a truly accurate world view."
— Mark Stepnoski, NFL Super Bowl champion

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"The collective fear, secrecy, polarization, and loss of purpose within all of us have allowed leaders to subvert democracy, and to take away our freedoms. By each one of us making a commitment to work on these issues both inside ourselves and out in the world, we are changing our collective direction for a brighter future."

— Fred Burks, PEERS Founder



Information Centers

This website has received over 24 million visits since it was first established in 2003, with a dedicated mission to provide our readers with reliable, verifiable information.

We compile information from trustworthy sources. The perspectives we draw upon are varietal, and they’re not always aligned with social consensus. Our approach invites our readers to make better sense of the complex issues society is facing, in order to be informed and balanced in our thinking. To help with this sensemaking, we’ve put together Information Centers on a dozen of the most critical topics.




Did You Know?

Half of Americans think national news media misleads or misinforms the public. 20 leading journalists, including winners of several Emmys and a Pulitzer, have described being silenced by corporate forces when reporting important stories on major cover-ups.
Government documents released through the Freedom of Information Act show top Pentagon generals once approved plans to foment terrorism and kill innocent civilians in major U.S. cities as a justification for war with Cuba.
Wars have always been backed by corporate interests. In 1935, highly decorated US General Smedley Butler shed light on this in his book War is a Racket. While much has changed between then and now, war profiteering remains commonplace.
Declassified CIA documents prove the existence of secret government programs involving hypnosis, drugs, electric shock, mind control, and more. Some of these programs were designed to create super spies, terrorists, and assassins.
The entertainment industry and tech giants like Google, TikTok, and Facebook have extensive relationships with intelligence and law enforcement agencies. These agencies covertly influence public discourse and collect our personal data.
More than half of children now have chronic health conditions. 1 in 6 kids lives with a developmental disorder and 1 in 30 children have autism. Why is this not being thoroughly investigated?


Inspiring News

Understanding the magnitude of secrecy, corruption, and power abuses hidden from public awareness is vital to a democratic society. Yet reporting on the problems of the world is not enough. Solutions to society's problems are often under-reported and reforms go unrealized. We’ve summarized and categorized over 3,000 inspiring news articles since the beginning of our organization in 2003, focusing on solutions, bridging divides, and unique human stories. Explore our Inspiration Center.

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"We became so enamored of topple-the-mighty journalism that we forgot about raise-up-the-people journalism."

— Geneva Overholser, award-winning journalist, educator and scholar



Key Members of the PEERS Team


WantToKnow.info is a website of the nonprofit Public Education and Empowerment Resource Service (PEERS). We are a small organization with a large network of volunteers of people with diverse backgrounds in media activism, journalism, high-level government work, academia, social justice advocacy, grassroots organizing, and metaphysics and spirituality work. The work of WantToKnow.info relies on a group of courageous, dedicated researchers and concerned citizens from around the globe who have made key contributions to our site. Some of these people have written key books which are concisely summarized on this website. Others have sent valuable information revealing major cover-ups.

Our website was founded by Fred Burks, who served as a language interpreter for presidents and other government officials around the world including G.W. Bush, Clinton, Gore, and Cheney. Late in his career, he stumbled down a rabbit hole where he discovered significant levels of global deception and manipulation. His courageous whistleblowing was reported on the front page of the Wall Street Journal. Learn more about the fascinating history of PEERS and WantToKnow.info.

Individuals Who Have Made Key Contributions to WantToKnow.info

Fred Burks
Executive Director
Amber Yang
Creative Director
Mark Bailey
News Editor
John Lumiere-Wins
PEERS Board Member
Kathy Saulino
PEERS Board Member
Josh Mitteldorf
PEERS Board Member