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Category: Satire

dailysnark.com

As with comedy, timing is everything for “satire” and ClickBait sites. Take this article submitted for The Daily Snark: Jason Pierre-Paul Blows Off Other Hand After His Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Explodes. With Samsung’s ‘Exploding‘ Galaxy Note 7 recall in the news and being banned on all U.S. Flights, it’s very easy to believe something like this. Until, that is,…

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…

disclose.tv

I love a good alien story. From the horror of Alien and The Thing to more farcical offerings like Starship Troopers. Apparently, Disclose.tv does too! In their story NASA Admits It Is In Contact With Alien Species And Just Forgot To Mention It, they tell a yarn about an absentminded NASA just . . . forgetting to tell us about…

Toeindia.in

“If wishes were fishes, we’d all cast nets.” That Frank Hubert Dune quote immediately sprung to mind when we saw this article from www.toeindia.in. Toeindia.in stands for “Times of Everything,” whatever that means. And the fine folks at LGBTQ Nation already discussed the hoax nature on this story, as well as two other ridiculous Toeindia.in stories. [Editor’s Note: We’ll revisit…

now88news.com

Not to be confused with Now8News, though that is likely exactly what they want you to do, Now88news.com at least has the decency to provide a disclaimer: We thank Now88News for being upfront and honest about their site’s content.

newschicken.com

There’s no easy find for News Chicken. But there are clues to the site’s legitamacy once you look at some of their original — er, sorry, “original” — stories.

now8news.com

Of the 223 submissions for Now8News.com, the top 2 articles sent to us were by far: “Trump Calls Jesus a Loser” and “Grandmother with AK-47 Saves Cops Being Attacked by Street Gang.” Now8News isn’t upfront about their site content by means of a disclaimer, so a fair bit of investigation is needed. Fortunately we don’t have to go too far…

cartelpress.com

For us, cartelpress.com resolves to www.huzlers.com, which we’ve previousy covered as “satire” (read: fake). In all likelihood, cartelpress.com, with its similar design, is similarly fake, set up simply to lure social media users into clicking on them and generating ad revenue. You can read more about Huzlers.com at this Fusion story from 2015. Remember: Huzler described themselves as “the most…

duhprogressive.com

DuhProgressive is one of the flurry of sites that came to us about 2 years too late. The site was admittedly satirical, but has since “admitted defeat.” Their site is still up, with articles intact, but they are no longer producing new content. From their Mission Statement: [. . .] Duh Progressive is also here to do is prove that…

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