Real or Satire?

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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… -

The definition of specious: 1. Having the ring of truth or plausibility but actually fallacious: a specious argument. 2. Deceptively attractive. So it’s in the website title. -

The title of the site itself shows that it's trying too hard. The site's design, however, shows that their web designers aren't trying hard enough. But is it real? Or satire? -

We hate even reviewing sites like, because we know it'll just drive traffic to the site, which is the only thing ClickBait sites like is interested in. -

While might look legit, you’ll quickly find that the stories are exaggerated or just plain fake. Well . . . that is, if you can even pull up their website, which routinely returns an ‘Service Temporarily Unavailable’ server error. (Seriously! Every other link-click returns a server error. What is this? Satire Amateur Hour??) -

The Epoch Times is both real and really interesting to read. Originally, it was directed towards Chinese readers living abroad, countering through its own reporting and opinion pieces what it considers to be CCP propaganda. There is some concern that their primarily negative stance towards the CCP colors their work too much, but considering the closed nature of China’s microcosm,… -

From the Rumor Mill News Facebook page: Politically Incorrect News Stranger than Fiction Usually True! This is kinda the same as when someone is going to say something, but they start with, “Not to be an asshole,” or “I’m not racist, but . . . ” and you know they are about to say something assholish or racist. If you… -

ClickBait. Don’t even bother. -

On first glance, most of the headlines used over at The Free Thought Project seem designed to incite a certain emotion, mostly indignant anger — which is reason enough to give us pause on TFTP. We're not sure how to categorize this site, just yet. The issues they write about are complex, but real. We just have this nagging feeling that there's something else going on. Bias? Probably. -

Though the gives us pause, 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, -

The Sword (NSFW) is real, insofar as the current narrative du jour in today’s gay porn is ‘real.’ It’s a porn blog that “reviews” new porn from various studios, including those that focus on the “straight-for-pay” sort of porn. Is that real? Are they really straight? Well . . . that’s likely a matter of opinion. But it’s not something… -

Viral Worthy can’t even be original enough to come up with a better name for itself. It’s another Upworthy clone. Another in a long list of Upworthy clones. Viral Worthy basically scours the ‘Net for something that is “amazing” and “unbelievable” and “shocking” and re-post it. An example would be their post: 33 AMAZINGLY USEFUL WEBSITES YOU NEVER KNEW EXISTED.… -

NBC Claims All Americans Will Be Implanted With Microchips For Obamacare Wrong. is full of anti-Obama, anti-progress, anti-Left, anti-Democrat non-news, that either they are being satirical, or they are just being assholes who are pushing wholly incorrect — and already disproved — information. But we’re nice over here at Real or Satire, so we’ll err on the side of… -

As of this writing, has this image on the landing page: — which asks you to visit Click THAT link fires off a series of 2 or 3 redirects in rapid succession, before landing on a page asking you to disable search tracking. We want to mark them as ClickBait — and likely dangerous for your computer’s well-being… -

Wetindeyng is dubious at best. And this goes for its mirror-site (or whatever) It is a repository of articles, usually without commentary and definitely without fact-checking. For instance, making the rounds now (again) is an old tale about how a pretty girl seeking a rich husband got a shocking Investment banker’s reply. And here’s the Snopes article on it.… -

We love The Platain. They’re funny. They have videos. And, for our purposes, they made it easy to determine their satirical nature. If you cannot glean their comedy from their videos (like “Plantain Action News: Amendment 2: The Plantain Gets High!” or “Traffic Fatalities Increase 9% According To Article I Read On My Phone While Driving,” for example), they have… -

From their About page: The Burdekin Herald is your first stop for news from the Burdekin and other lesser places. [. . .] The contents of this site are entirely fictional and are meant as a parody. -

Above Average is develops and produces original, laugh-out-loud comedy programming. Above Average is a digital-first company with a 40-year television and film legacy. -

Let's get straight to the point: is fake news masquerading as "satire." Read on to see how we came to this conclusion. - claims its fake news site is more satirical than clickbait greed. Not sure if we believe it. Read on:

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