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The Telegraph started off as The Daily Telegraph and Courier. It is a broadsheet newspaper — you know, those comically long newspapers, like the Daily Prophet from Harry Potter (minus the animation (for now)) — that is distributed in Great Britain, Ireland, and abroad. It is considered real news, although they have posted various premature obituaries. One such premature obit,… -

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The Atlanta Banana. It’s fake news, y’all. From their About page: Is any of this real? The Atlanta Banana is a grassroots effort to write serious, hard news. Yeah, real hard. So hard it feels like your jeans are going to rip off. So hard if it walked sideways through the library there’d be a hell of a lot of… -

Local, national, and international news tend to focus on all the shitty horrendous goings-on in the world, so it’s nice to have a place where you can just find delightful tidbits of positivity and examples of humans being . . . well, human to each other. is an Upworthy-like repository (repostitory?) of media that the owners consider worthy of… -

At the time this site was submitted, there is no There is, however, a, which is a much better URL — if not any better information. So . . . -

Although not a news site, I figured I’d go ahead and throw our hat in the ring about How many of you saw the movie “Antiviral”? The premise is this: In a dystopian, celebrity-obsessed near-future, Syd March is employed by the Lucas Clinic, a company which purchases viruses and other pathogens from celebrities who fall ill, in order to… -

The Washington Post has been in circulation, posting real news, for almost 150 years. In the 70s, The Washington Post was responsible for breaking the story regarding the FBI’s COINTELPRO scandal, J Edgar Hoover’s attack on political targets (including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr). COINTELPRO used tactics against these targets that ranged from illegal wiretaps, planting forged documents, and spreading… -

Forward Progressives is a political website, and while, just like any news website, the truthiness factor is in the eye of the beholder, this website is real. But any time a site has this in their About Us statement, “Our team of writers posts original content intended to strike up conversation and make you think,” you have every right to… -

This is a difficult one to assess. RSN is exactly as its name suggests: reader-supported news. From their about page: Reader Supported News is a new service by the creator of Truthout, Marc Ash. [. . .] Truthout built its following among readers who wanted to better understand the most important stories of the day, but had grown tired of… -'s stated goal is to "provide access to a full range of what Africans themselves are saying, thinking and publishing [. . .]." But are they real or satire? -

With over 64,261 Facebook likes, Weekly World News is another talboid-style faux-news site whose subject matter alone should tip you off whether or not its real news or fake news. In its heyday, WWN would sit on grocery check-out lines across America with other similarly crafted rags, such as The National Enquirer (only less credible, if you can believe that).… -

I’m gonna keep this one short and simple, because half the time I go to, I’m hit with a ‘bad gateway 502’-error. The article that was submitted was about how a kid used Google Earth to find someone who had been trapped on a deserted island for 7 years. It’s bogus. There’s another article that talks about Apple’s $1billion-in-nickles… -

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… -

God Hates Goths would be another example of Poe’s Law, which we have covered before, were it not for their disclaimer page — DISCLAIMER : The Godhatesgoths website, Parents Against Goth Movement and Gods Hammer Baptist Church are complete works of fiction. It is a satire/parody. — which shows up first when you search Google for “God Hates Goths.” Whether… -

My father always told me: "If it's too good to be true, then it's probably not." That's certainly the case with an article we're reviewing from Read onward! -

There was no article presented to us for Modern Woman Magazine, so let’s pick 3 random site items before we give our verdict: JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA TEACHER SUSPENDED AFTER SHOCKING SEX ED DEMONSTRATION This was first posted by, a known satire/fake-news site. You won’t find any coverage on this item on credible news sources; instead, you’ll find a bunch of… - is satire by their own admission. Well . . . only if by “admission,” we actually mean, “take a look at the site’s logo". Read on for more: -

While they may be biased much of the time (because they are), Fox News is considered a real, legitimate news source. You’re advised to take every news article shared from their site with a grain of salt and try and find additional sources for the same story — preferably one that doesn’t cite Fox News. -

The Øxymoron is published by students of Oxford University. Its satirical reach rarely extends beyond Oxford University and its surrounding areas, save when they doll out grievances against their arch-nemeses at Cambridge (because that’s totally a thing). From their About page: The Oxymoron is satirical student magazine, described by its founder as “better than all publications and most charities”. -

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