WELCOME TO LEFT ALERT
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This is a working list. It is a constantly changing landscape, the world of fake news. “These are known satire sites whose articles are commonly mistaken for legitimate news articles. Others are known to knowingly and intentionally publish false information to garner readers and advertising revenue.
List is current as of 20 January 2015 but is not comprehensive. These are just the most frequently cited examples we are aware of at this time. Always check your sources before posting. citing or sharing.
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SPOOF, PARODY AND SATIRE SITES
(All stories are satirical humor and never true)
Call the Cops
Carbolic Smoke Ball
Global Associated News (AKA MediaFetcher, FakeAWish)
Lightly Braised Turnip
Rep. Jim Hankle (Fake Facebook and Twitter)
Rep. Steve Smith (Fake Facebook and Twitter)
The Borowitz Report
The Daily Currant
The Enduring Vision
The Israeli Daily
The National Report
Weekly World News
World News Daily Report
SITES PROVEN TO INTENTIONALLY POST FALSE ALERTS/SCARES/INFO
(This does not mean everything from these websites is necessarily false. They often post factual stories in order to build credibility. Or, sometimes, they allow almost anyone to post. Or, in some cases they just don’t research well enough before writing their stories. But, approach with extreme caution, always verify before sharing)
Americas Freedom Fighters
Raw for Beauty
Click-Bait Scam Sites – Extreme Virus Risk!!!
(These sites automatically generate false headlines and repost from Internet sources without verifying. The shocking headlines are designed to trigger an emotional response in order to generate web traffic.. These sites are not only unreliable, but they expose the private information of everyone on your friends list. These sites have been caught spreading viruses and malware. Do not share, like or visit these sites!)
To me, it looked legit albeit a bit brazen.
Joe S, one of our FB group founders asked if I had a list of spoof sites and I referred him to our Admin Deb who previously mentioned she was building one. Long n short, he received it, and AFF was found to be yet another Liberal infected site.Here’s another problem beginning to arise. When I searched FOR a list of such sites… I found several perhaps well meaning websites offering lists which also included well known up and coming Conservative sites listed as well.
At that point I basically just said… Time to stop this madness. Yes many sites include some Satire but one here or there doesn’t automatically make it a Satire site especially when 99% of their content is vetted Conservatism… But the Left would like you to believe so. Part of their job is to confuse you so much, you don’t know who or what to believe. Its an age old tactic of war; confuse the enemy then conquer.
for example, I found the Examiner on many of those lists floating around as well as many other conservative sites I know to be legit. As for our site, If, as an Author, you post Satire on CJNDaily you must note it as such right up front. We do not condone releasing Satire without our readers knowing full well straight up front they are reading Satire. However, we are leaning towards total elimination of Satire altogether just to avoid the tagging of such.
A special note of thanks to CJNDaily’s Deb R, CJN Journalist of the Year, 2013 for providing the above comprehensive data.