Fake Internet News Sites

This list was complied by a Media Professor at Merrimack College in Massachusetts for use by her students as a guide to examining and understanding certain fake, satirical and bogus internet news sites ion the internet. We provide this list in its entirety here as an information service to our membership only. CDC makes no representation as to the validity or correctness of any item listed.

“CATEGORY 1: Below is a list of fake, false, or regularly misleading websites that are shared on Facebook and social media. Some of these websites may rely on “outrage” by using distorted headlines and decontextualized or dubious information in order to generate likes, shares, and profits. These websites are categorized with the number 1 next to them.

“CATEGORY 2: Some websites on this list may circulate misleading and/or potentially unreliable information, and they are marked with a 2.

“CATEGORY 3: Other websites on this list sometimes use clickbait-y headlines and social media descriptions, and they are marked with a 3.

“CATEGORY 4: Other sources on this list are purposefully fake with the intent of satire/comedy, which can offer important critical commentary on politics and society, but have the potential to be shared as actual/literal news. I’m including them here, for now, because 1.) they have the potential to perpetuate misinformation based on different audience (mis)interpretations and 2.) to make sure anyone who reads a story by The Onion, for example, understands its purpose. If you think this is unnecessary, please see Literally Unbelievable.”

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Viewer DISCRETION is strongly advised. These are bogus, false News and Alternative Fact (lies) sites.

  1. 100PercentFedUp.com (2,3)
  2. EnduringVision.com (1)
  3. PakAlertPress.com
  4. 21stCenturyWire.com (2, 3)
  5. FPRNradio.com
  6. PoliticalBlindSpot.com
  7. 70news.wordpress.com (1)
  8. The Free Thought Project (3)
  9. PoliticalEars.com
  10. Abcnews.com.co (1)
  11. GeoEngineeringWatch.org
  12. Politicalo (1)
  13. ActivistPost.com (2, 3)
  14. PoliticusUSA
  15. Addicting Info (3)
  16. GovtSlaves.info
  17. PrisonPlanet.com
  18. AmericanNews.com (1)
  19. GulagBound.com
  20. PrisonPlanet.tv
  21. AnonNews.co (3)
  22. HangTheBankers.com
  23. Private-eye.co.uk (includes 4)
  24. Associated Media Coverage
  25. HumansAreFree.com
  26. ProjectVeritas
  27. BeforeItsNews.com
  28. Huzlers (4)
  29. Being Liberal
  30. IfYouOnlyNews
  31. React 365
  32. BigAmericanNews.com
  33. Indecision Forever (1)
  34. RealFarmacy.com
  35. BigPZone.com
  36. RealNewsRightNow.com (1, 4)
  37. Bipartisan Report (3)
  38. InfoWars (1, 2)
  39. RedFlagNews.com
  40. BizPac Review
  41. Infowars.com
  42. Red State (3)
  43. Blue Nation Review (2,3)
  44. IntelliHub.com
  45. Reductress (4)
  46. Breitbart (2, 3)
  47. Inquisitr.com
  48. RileNews.com (1, 4)
  49. Call the Cops (4)
  50. JonesReport.com
  51. Satira Tribune
  52. Cap News  (4)
  53. LewRockwell.com
  54. Sprotspickle.com (4)
  55. ChristWire.org (4)
  56. Liberal America
  57. The Blaze
  58. Chronicle.su
  59. LibertyTalk.fm
  60. The Free Thought Project (3)
  61. CivicTribune.com (1)
  62. LibertyUnyielding
  63. Borowitz Report (4)
  64. ClickHole.com (4)
  65. LibertyVideos.org
  66. The Onion (4)
  67. CoastToCoastAM.com (2)
  68. LMR/LibertyMovementRadio.com
  69. The Other 98% (3)
  70. CollectiveEvolution (3)
  71. MediaMass.net (1)
  72. The Reporterz
  73. ConsciousLifeNews.com (2)
  74. MegynKelly.us (1)
  75. The Stately Harold
  76. ConservativeOutfitters.com (2)
  77. MSNBC.com.co (1)
  78. TheDailySheeple.com
  79. ConspiracyWire (WideAwakeAmerica.com) (2)
  80. MSNBC.website (1)
  81. TheNewsNerd.com
  82. CountdownToZeroTime.com (2)
  83. Naha Daily (4)
  84. TheRunDownLive.com
  85. CounterPsyOps.com
  86. National Report
  87. TheUsPatriot.com
  88. NationalReport.net (1)
  89. TruthFrequencyRadio.com
  90. CreamBMP.com (1)
  91. NaturalNews.com
  92. Twitchy.com (3)
  93. DailyBuzzLive.com
  94. NC Scooper
  95. UnconfirmedSources.com
  96. DailyCurrant.com
  97. NCT (New Century Times)
  98. News Examiner
  99. USA Supreme
  100. Daily Wire
  101. News-Hound.com (1)
  102. US.Blasting.News
  103. DCClothesLine.com
  104. NewsBiscuit.com (1)
  105. US Uncut (3)
  106. DCGazette.com (1)
  107. Newslo (1, 4)
  108. VeteransToday.com
  109. DerfMagazine.com
  110. NewsMutiny.com (1, 4)
  111. Disclose.tv
  112. Newswatch 28
  113. WakingUpWisconsin.com
  114. DrudgeReport.com.co (1)
  115. Newswatch 33
  116. Winning Democrats
  117. DuffleBlog.com (4)
  118. NewsWire-24.com
  119. WitScience.org
  120. DuhProgressive.com
  121. NoDisInfo.com
  122. World Net Daily
  123. Embols.com
  124. Now8News
  125. World News Daily Report (4)
  126. Empire Herald
  127. NowTheEndBegins.com
  128. WorldTruth.tv
  129. Empire News (1)
  130. Occupy Democrats (3)
  131. ZeroHedge
  132. EmpireNews.com
  133. Endingthefed.com