Real or Satire?

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conservativeoutfitters.com -

We actually commend Conservative Outfitters on their schtict. They sell clothes (and other things like coffee mugs, ‘museum quality’ artwork) on a nicely designed website that tries to draw a weak connection to a well established clothing store (Urban Outfitters) — all with conservative slogans, mantras, quotes, etc — while redistributing news from other Conservative outlets. Enrage the audience. Then…



viralcords.com -

viralcords.com doesn't make it easy to tell if they're satire. No Disclaimer or About Us. And the stories seem true -- or true-enough. So are they? Read on:



politicalgarbagechute.com -

Televangelist and all-around huckster Pat Robinson has said many silly, stupid, hateful, and downright harmful things. But politicalgarbagechute.com's article on him is satire. Read onward!



worldtruthtv.com -

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



realnewsrightnow.com -

Sometimes you have to dig pretty deep to get a hint as to the purpose of a "news" site. Real News Right Now is one such site. Is it real?



breakingnews247.net -

breakingnews247.net is another in a long list of prank sites (aka Lazy ClickBait). The site is upfront about what it is ("Prank your friends now!") but if you're not paying attention, you could get caught-out!



gamingfreepress.com -

With gamingfreepress.com, it (thankfully) doesn’t take much to determine if the site is real or satire. From their About page: But the real question: Are they funny though? Ehhh . . . humor is subjective.



alternativemediasyndicate.com -

We review two alternativemediasyndicate.com stories to help us determine if Alternative Media Syndicate is real, satire, or something else altogether!



njuz.net -

We’re really going to have to put limits on what we can do here, at RoS. We’ve mentioned before that we are an English-language site, though we can generally suss out Spanish, German, and Dutch sites. That does limit us and the sort of data we can provide; however, so long as these international sites make it easy to suss…



forwardprogressives.com -

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…



betootaadvocate.com -

Betoota is a small town in Diamantina Shire, in the Channel Country of Central West Queensland, Australia. Betoota Advocate, however, still has some Lorem Ipsum text on it. I’m assuming it’s not real. Now whether it’s pure gossip or satire is a question for another day. Since we don’t have bullshit category, we’re gonna mark this one “satire.”



wundergroundmusic.com -

Fake, though funnier than most. A mirror to www.wunderground.ie. From their Disclaimer page: Wunderground is a fictionalized, satirical publication. Its content should in no way be interpreted as an actual record of events, unless a story specifically states that its contents are an actual recording of events.



9news.com.au -

Though the .com.au gives us pause, 9news.com.au appears to have been half-owned by Microsoft until recently. They get some stories from outside sources, especially their entertainment sections. You’re advised to be careful; some of those sources can be the more sensational sites, like The Sun. This gives some entertainment stories a very TMZ-like gossip-y feel. Based in Australia,



worldtruth.tv -

The article submitted for WorldTruth.tv was a rehash on an old viral scare from a couple years back about the pacific ocean “dying.” Our issue with this story is that, with the exception of 1 link about Chernobyl, all of the source links point to fear-mongering www.enenews.com, a site that focus solely on questionable conclusions from questionable science. Most of…



thedailymeal.com -

According to their About Page, the The Daily Meal was founded by a former CEO of Forbes.com, Jim Spanfeller. The site covers culinary topics with their articles, videos, and special reports. Not sure why anyone would think a recipe for Spicy Vegetarian Chili Recipe would be satirical. I don’t think The Daily Meal is being ironic when they call it…



abiyamo.com -

Abiyamo is a Nigerian news and entertainment blog. It’s likely real with global stories slanted towards the African culture in general, and Nigeria specifically. One story they had (Egyptian Court Quashes One Of The Two Life Sentences Handed To Ex-President Mohamed Morsi) check outs with both BBC and Aljezeera. Sometimes you will find stories that have no source cited, like…



conservapedia.com -

It’s hard to categorize this one. Conservapedia is a wiki-encyclopedia project with an extremely far-Right agenda/slant. Their goal is to counter the “liberal bias” of the media in general and Wikipedia specifically. So it’s hard to consider it “real news” because of it. Though it’s definitely not satire. One of the interesting editorial requirements (or requests) from Conservapedia is that…



godhatesshrimp.com -

God Hates Shrimp is a site parody on the God Hates Fags losers. From their About page: As you may have realized, this site is a parody. It is meant to poke fun at people like Fred Phelps, and at people who protest against gay people and gay marriage. The point we’re trying to make is that by using the…



empiresports.co -

I have a personal shame with this site. I almost shared “Blake Griffin Smacks Justin Bieber At Hollywood Starbucks” with my personal Google+ circle. But it’s definitely fake news. Their tagline is, “Because Sports News In Better When We Write It,” which in and of itself isn’t telling. Their About page reads: Empire Sports is part news, part op-ed, (part,…



dailycurrant.com -

From their About page: The Daily Currant is an English language online satirical newspaper that covers global politics, business, technology, entertainment, science, health and media.



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