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Websites that Post Fake and Satirical Stories


As part of our efforts to combat fake news, we’ve compiled a list of websites that we know have carried fake or satirical articles. We hope it will serve as a reference for readers who may come across unfamiliar websites.

This is not an exhaustive list. We will continue to update this list with more sites as we write about them.

FactCheck.org is one of several organizations working with Facebook to help identify and label fake or satirical stories, which are flagged by readers on the social media network. We have instructions on how to flag those suspect stories. Our articles debunking them can be found on our “Fake News” page.

Other resources include our special report and accompanying video on how to spot fake news.


Beware: the sites listed below publish, or have published, bogus content.

America’s Last Line of Defense

The website thelastlineofdefense.org provides this disclaimer on the “About Us” page of the website:

DISCLAIMER: The Resistance may include information from sources that may or may not be reliable and facts that don’t necessarily exist. All articles should be considered satirical and any and all quotes attributed to actual people complete and total baloney. Pictures that represent actual people should be considered altered and not in any way real.

Daily Feed News

This website has a disclaimer that says: “DailyFeed.news is a satirical publication that may sometimes appear to be telling the truth. We assure you that’s not the case. We present fiction as fact and our sources don’t actually exist. Names that represent actual people and places are purely coincidental and all images should be considered altered and do not in any way depict reality. All people, places, names, and images should be considered fictitious or fictitious representations.”

The site is registered through WhoisGuard, Inc., a company that hides the identity and location of the owner of the website.

 

Morning Herald

This website has a disclaimer that says in part: “We make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.”

The site is registered to an owner in Macedonia.

Consinfo

In the “About us” section of the website, consinfo.us says:

Keep in mind that everything we publish is in good faith, sometimes the articles are satires and fake and we cannot make any warranties about the completeness, reliability and accuracy of this information. Any action you take upon the information you find on this website (consinfo.us), is strictly at your own risk.

The site is registered to an owner in Macedonia.

365 Us News

A disclaimer on 365usnews.com says:

The information is provided by 365 Us News and while we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

The site is registered to an owner in Macedonia.

The Trumppers

This website has no disclaimer, but it does have some of the red flags that indicate it’s not a reliable source of news. For example, it provides no information about who runs the site or writes its stories. A reputable news site includes bylines on stories, but this site just says, “admin,” short for website administrator. It provides no contact information and, in fact, there is no way to contact anyone at the site.

The site is registered through WhoisGuard, Inc., a company that hides the identity and location of the owner of the website.

Newslo/Politicops.com

The Newslo family of sites, which includes politicops.com and politicot.com, publishes what it calls “News/Satire.” Newslo articles contain “show facts” and “hide facts” buttons. Generally, the “show facts” button highlights the first part of the story, which is often lifted from a reputable news outlet. The rest of the story is fabricated.

The “About Us” page on politicops.com says:

JUST ENOUGH NEWS… Newslo is the first hybrid News/Satire platform on the web. Readers come to us for a unique brand of entertainment and information that is enhanced by features like our fact-button, which allows readers to find what is fact and what is satire.

Newslo’s “No Need to Satirize” brings you completely factual stories that are so ridiculous, they don’t need our trademark touch. Whenever you see #NNTS, you’re reading COMPLETELY real news that only seems too absurd to be true.

While Newslo articles are clearly labeled satirical, we have found that several other websites republish Newslo articles without labeling the stories as satire and without providing the hide/show facts buttons for readers. This is part of the problem with “fake news.” Stories that are intended as satire circulate without proper labeling.

USPOLN or U.S. Political News 

USPOLN, short for U.S. Political News, calls itself a “hybrid News/Satire platform.” Its “About Us” page says its content “may include information from sources that may or may not be reliable and facts that don’t necessarily exist” and “these articles should be considered satirical and any and all quotes attributed to actual people complete and total baloney.”

Unfortunately, USPOLN, which can be found at uspoln.com, does not label its articles as satire. For example, we wrote that USPOLN picked up an article from politicops.com without labeling the article as satire and without providing the “show facts” and “hide facts” options given to readers on politicops.com.

Freedom Crossroads

Freedomcrossroads.us provides this disclaimer on its “About Us” page:

Freedom Crossroads uses facts that don’t exist and relies more on imagination than the truth. In fact, there is likely no truth at all in what you will read here. All of our articles are basically a crock of doody and should be considered satirical whimsies for today’s aging conservative. All people, places, names and images should be considered fictitious or fictitious representations.

Conservative Nation

Consnation.com has a disclaimer that says: “All the information on this website is published in good faith and for general information purpose only. Conservative Nation does not make any warranties about the completeness, reliability, and accuracy of this information.”

USA Politics Today

The website usapoliticstoday.com often lifts its content from other websites. The site contains a disclaimer at the bottom of each page that says, “USA Politics Today is not responsible for the content of external sites.”

Clear Politics

The website clear-politics.com contains a disclaimer that says: “All the information on this website is published in good faith and for general information purpose only. www.clear-politics.com does not make any warranties about the completeness, reliability, and accuracy of this information.”

This site should not to be confused with Real Clear Politics, a legitimate news site that can be found at realclearpolitics.com.

London Web News

Londonwebnews.com contains a disclaimer that says the site makes “no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability, or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services or related graphics and images contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.”

The Postillon

The-postillon.com says on its FAQ page that “everything you can read here is satire and therefore all made-up. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental.”

Teddy Stick

Teddystick.com does not contain a disclaimer, instead describing its content as “fact-driven articles that focus on issues that matter.”

The Federalist Tribune

Federalisttribune.com contains a disclaimer that says it “does not make any warranties about the completeness, reliability, and accuracy of this information. Any action you take upon the information you find on this website (federalisttribune.com), is strictly at your own risk.”

Empire News

Empirenews.net says it “is intended for entertainment purposes only.” A disclaimer on the site states: “Our website and social media content uses only fictional names, except in cases of public figure and celebrity parody or satirization. Any other use of real names is accidental and coincidental.”

USA Television

Usa-television.com does not contain a disclaimer. Fox-news24.com is an affiliate that also doesn’t have a disclaimer. It should not be confused with Fox News, which can be found at foxnews.com.

The Rightists

Therightists.com contains a disclaimer that says: “This is HYBRID site of news and satire. part of our stories already happens, part, not yet. NOT all of our stories are true!”

American News

Anews-24.com does not have a disclaimer.

Washington Feed

Washingtonfeed.com does not contain a disclaimer on its site.

President 45 Donald Trump

President45donaldtrump.com contains a disclaimer on its site that says it “does not warrant” that “the information on this website is complete, true accurate or non-misleading.”

Maine Republic Email Alert

Mainerepublicemailalert.com does not contain a disclaimer.

Viral Cords

Viralcords.com does not contain a disclaimer.

News Feed Hunter

A disclaimer on the website says: “NewsFeedHunter.com is a satirical publication that may sometimes appear to be telling the truth. We assure you that’s not the case. We present fiction as fact and our sources don’t actually exist. Names that represent actual people and places are purely coincidental and all images should be considered altered and do not in any way depict reality. All people, places, names, and images should be considered fictitious or fictitious representations.”

Breaking Top

Breakingtop.world does not contain a disclaimer on its site.

enVolve

En-volve.com does not contain a disclaimer.

Guerrilla News

Guerillanews.com does not contain a disclaimer.

Daily Insider News

Dailyinsidernews.com does not contain a disclaimer.

The Political Tribune

Thepoliticaltribune.com does not contain a disclaimer.

USA Daily Post

Usadailypost.us does not contain a disclaimer.

American Fans

Americafans.com does not contain a disclaimer.

American Journal Review

Americanjournalreview.com does not contain a disclaimer.

Blue Vision Post

Bluevisionpost.com does not contain a disclaimer.

The Examiner

Theexaminer.site does not have a disclaimer. This should not be confused with the Washington Examiner, a legitimate news site that can be found at washingtonexaminer.com.

Patriot Hangout

Patriothangout.com does not have a disclaimer.

Your News Wire

Yournewswire.com does not contain a disclaimer.

St. George Gazette

Stgeorgegazette.com does not contain a disclaimer.

Power Daily

Powerdaily.us does not contain a disclaimer.

The Federalist Nation

Federalistnation.com does not contain a disclaimer.

Houston News

Houstonchronicle-tv.com does not contain a disclaimer. This website should not be confused with the Houston Chronicle, a legitimate news site that can be found at chron.com.

Daily USA Update

Dailyusaupdate.com does not contain a disclaimer.

USA Conservative

Usa-conservative.com, which is the same as theusaconservative.com, does not have a disclaimer.

Flash News Corner

Flashnewscorner.com does not have a disclaimer.

Conservative Army

Conservativearmy88.com does not have a disclaimer.

American Pride

Americanprides.com does not contain a disclaimer.

Stuppid

Stuppid.com does not contain a disclaimer.

The New York Evening

Thenewyorkevening.com has a disclaimer that says: “All the information on this website is published in good faith and for general information purpose only. TheNewYorkEvening does not make any warranties about the completeness, reliability and accuracy of this information. Any action you take upon the information you find on this website (TheNewYorkEvening), is strictly at your own risk.”

Wazanews.tk

Wazanews.tk does not contain a disclaimer.

Ourlandofthefree.com

Ourlandofthefree.com has a disclaimer that says: “Ourlandofthefree.com makes no guarantee that anything you find here will be based at all in reality. All posts should be considered satirical and all images photoshopped to look like something they’re not. It’s not you, it’s me.”

Channel 23 News

Channel23News.com is a prank site that encourages readers to “Create A Story & Trick Your Friends!”

World-Politicus

World-politicus.com has a disclaimer that says: “All the information on this website is published in good faith and for general information purpose only. world-politicus.com does not make any warranties about the completeness, reliability and accuracy of this information. Any action you take upon the information you find on this website (world-politicus.com), is strictly at your own risk.” Its terms and conditions say, “We do not ensure that the information on this website is correct.”

Proud Patriots

The terms and conditions on wetheproudpatriots.com say: “By operating the Website, We the Proud Patriots does not represent or imply that it endorses the material there posted, or that it believes such material to be accurate, useful or non-harmful.”

Snoopack

Snoopack.com does not have a disclaimer.

XBN-News

Xbn-news.com does not have a disclaimer.

World Politics Now

Worldpoliticsnow.com has disclaimer that says: “By operating the Website, World Politics Now does not represent or imply that it endorses the material there posted, or that it believes such material to be accurate, useful or non-harmful.”

News Feed Observer

Newsfeedobserver is a satirical publication. It has a disclaimer that says: “NewsFeedObserver.com is a satirical publication that may sometimes appear to be telling the truth. We assure you that’s not the case. We present fiction as fact and our sources don’t actually exist.”

As American as Apple Pie

On its “about us” page, Asamericanasapplepie.org has a disclaimer that says: “When no one can trust the lying fake news liberal media anymore because they hate us and guns and Harley Davidson and meat and OUR  president, As American as Apple Pie is here to be your beacon of something you can kinda rely on sometimes but not really.”