Websites that Post Fake and Satirical Stories

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    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.

    Newslo/Politicops.com

    The Newslo family of sites, which includes politicops.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.

    Newsfeed Hunter

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

    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.

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