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hangthebankers.com

The article sent to us for Hang the Bankers was this one: “US launches cyber attack on Russia’s power grid, telco networks and Kremlin command systems.” In the article, they claim that Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said: “If no official reaction from the American administration follows, it would mean state cyberterrorism exists in the US. If the threats…

beforeitsnews.com

Before It’s News straddles between BIASED & CLICKBAIT in most of the articles from their site that we’ve seen. Could it be satire? Read onward to find out!

News10Live.com

We have no patience for sites like News10Live.com. They are merely clickbait sites that dress their articles up in cheap news-like knockoff clothing in the hopes that they can either trick its visitors into sharing the article online, or trick its detractors into thinking they are purveyors of fine satire. (Clearly it’s the former.) Maybe if their stories were even…

TMZWorldNews.com

TMZ World News is likely banking on the familiarity of TMZ to add credibility (which for some is part of the joke in and of itself). But on their contact us page: Tmzworldnews.com is the most notorious satire website in the world with the most shocking Satire News to keep its visitors in a state of disbelief. In fact, TMZWorldNews.com…

TMZHipHop.com

Truthfully, “satire” is giving TMZ Hip Hop too much credit. Shocking news articles do not satire make! TMZHipHop banks on the familiarity and popularity of TMZ and Worldstar Hip Hop, likely in the hopes that adding the two together would make us doubly believe them. They can certainly be entertaining. But real . . . ? They posted an article…

yournewswire.com

Sometimes it’s hard to tell if a “news” site is being satirical, or if they’re just posting fake or incorrect news. Such is the case with YourNewsWire.com. Check this article: It Is Now Illegal To Wear An Anonymous Mask In America Actual report from Arizona Capital Times: Espinoza and Brown said a security official pointed out a man in a…

ifyouonlynews.com

UPDATED REVIEW 1-12-2017: Our previous review of If You Only News came when we had a simple binary ranking system. Our conclusion has been updated to match the new system. You’ll be seeing a lot of updated reviews as we continue to comb through the database. They’ve routinely used ClickBait-style headlines and some information “massaging” to prop up their anti-GOP…

breitbart.com

UPDATE – 08-03-2016: We have slightly revised our judgment on Breitbart in light of their consistent policy of going well beyond headline-hyperbole with their articles into downright lying when it suits them: Obama’s post-Ramadan statement giving thanks to the “achievements and contributions of Muslim Americans to building the very fabric of our nation and strengthening the core of our democracy”…

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