Real or Satire?

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theshovel.com.au -

The Shovel is one of three satirical publications in Australia. The other two are the Burdekin Herald and The Chaser, which is really just a vehicle for the satirical comedy troupe, and their television/radio shows, of the same name. The Shovel mainly satirizes the Australian political and social culture. So you might not really see The Shovel articles reposted anywhere…



procrastimes.com -

Remember when we discussed eBuzzd? Let me refresh your memory: Plus the photo used [of singer Phil Collins with an arm-sling] on eBuzzd for this story is likely the worst photochop job ever. For real. Well . . . we have another eBuzzd sit-chee-a-shun with Procrastimes. The main article that’s been submitted (several times, I might add): “Teens Gather In…



reason.com -

Reason is an American libertarian monthly magazine with a circulation of around 70,000 and several awards and accolades under their belt, including an inclusion in Chicago Tribune’s list of the 50 best magazines in both 2003 and 2004. While their group blog, Hit & Run, may be a tad on the sarcastic side, the magazine as a whole could be…



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.



thenewsnerd.com -

No, Patti Labelle did not punch Aretha Franklin; and no, Leonardo DiCaprio will not play the role of MLK Jr. in blackface. Newsnerd is nice enough to contain the following disclaimer on every page: The stories posted on TheNewsNerd are for entertainment purposes only. The stories may mimic articles found in the headlines, but rest assured they are purely satirical.…



endingthefed.com -

“I thought I can help [Trump] to win the presidency by creating a website. So I created endingthefed.com. I feel sorry for posting some ‘fake’ news. I removed them but at that time, I didn’t really know about them being fake.”



waterfordwhispersnews.com -

This is another of those sites that you wouldn’t have any idea it was fake unless you clicked on the “Disclaimer” link up in the header. Per their disclaimer: With fun stories about the Pope commissioning J.K. Rowling to rewrite the Bible and NASA just assuming we already knew about aliens, you can see how WWNews gets its rep as…



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.



atlbanana.com -

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…



educate-yourself.org -

From Rational Wiki: Educate-yourself (“The Freedom of Knowledge, The Power of Thought ©”) is a green ink website of alternative medicine, pseudoscience, conspiracy theories, UFOs, Sylphs, and every other form of crankery under the sun. Think of it as the Californian equivalent of whale.to. The editor is Ken Adachi. “Green Ink” is a British term, meaning, the letter from a…



deadbrain.com -

The last update for Dead Brain appears to have been way back in 2009. From their Disclaimer page: Most of the people, events and corporations mentioned on this site are completely fictional [. . .] As for the rest, everything true is true, and everything false is done for the purpose of satire [. . .].



foxnews.com -

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.



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…



13wham.com -

WHAM is an ABC local affiliate in Rochester, NY. As real news sources have fallen for fake news before, you should always look for a second (and sometimes third) source for the article.



dailymail.co.uk -

Daily Mail is considered a tabloid magazine, published daily. It is the biggest such publication in the U.K., with Ireland and Scotland editions. It is considered conservative and right-of-center, but folks from other countries such take note that those terms will likely mean different things in the U.K. than in, say, the U.S. A “tabloid” magazine is very different from…



empirenews.com -

To whomever it may concern: There is no such site as Empirenews.com. There is an empiresports.co, which we have reviewed here.



winkprogress.com -

Well . . . their logo is the Statue of Liberty winking at you. I imagine WinkProgress is fake. If not entirely fake, the part that caused someone to share an article on Facebook or Google Plus is certainly made-up. From their Facebook page: WinkProgress.com your source for Radical-LEFT-Wing-Comedy Conspiracy! From their About Us page: WinkProgress.com, [. . .] where…



fox.com.sundaytimesdaily.com -

ClickBait. Don’t even bother.



enduringvision.com -

Enduring Vision graciously reveals its satirical nature in its own logo. But read on to find out why we really like their site!



cnn.com -

Okay, I’ll bite . . . CNN was submitted twice in a three-day period. No story or article, just ‘cnn.com.’ [Editorial Note: Please see the update to this statement at the end of our verdict.] Whoever submitted it: was likely the same person; was likely trying to make a point; probably didn’t think that we could turn this maybe-pisstake into…



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