I’m really tired of the amount of fake news that has sprung up across the internet. In the past satire site’s like The Onion did a good job of being obvious they were fake. Unfortunately there is a new breed of satire sites out there that attempt to mimic real sites and twist real news stories in such a way to draw people into clicking them and ultimately many people spread these false claims across their social media. The worse thing is that many people believe the content on these fake news sites because they never read the disclaimer link in the bottom of the pages that say it’s a satire site or worse, they don’t understand what it means when a site describes itself as an “open source” or “speculative” news site that allows anyone to share their stories.
Please spread this list to your audience so that they become aware of these satire sites.
In some cases the sites above made this list due to them being blatantly flame bate, or click bait article types. While I will consider Fox News being added on here (sarcasm), some folks may want to look at the rest of our blog, specifically this.
Update 11/16/16 – Great compilation of crap news outlets here.