THE HOLY BOOK OF UNIVERSAL TRUTHS,
K. U. P.
(Kimball's Unauthorized Perversion)
Today I am running into untrustworthy news stories all the time, especially on Facebook. Many of them come from a few writers in Macedonia, who make good money by grinding them out. They are made popular by social media, where all too many people accept the stories on face value. And even on the mainstream sites, journalism has become so sloppy that I routinely see spelling and grammar errors in the stories. They should hire me as a proofreader!
Here is a list of the fake news sites I have found so far. I won't post links to them, because they probably make money when enough people visit the sites. My advice is this: please don't share stories from them, except to make your friends laugh. Many of them are written with a right-wing slant, to fool those of us with conservative tendencies. For me, The World News Daily Report is the worst offender; not only does it pretend to be a conservative news site, Worldnet Daily, but I see its fake stories about Christianity and the Exodus every week. Forewarned is forearmed!
Sites known to have fake news:
https://aceflashman.wordpress.com (news lifted straight from The National Reporter)
http://americanconservativeherald.com/ (misleading headlines)
http://madworldnews.com (potentially fake stories)
http://newsexaminer.net (a mixture of real and fake news)
http://News-Hound.org (maybe not satirical but a lot are definitely fake)
http://nymeta.co (News lifted straight from The National Reporter without checking them)
http://www.sott.net/ (seems to be a mixture of satire/real news with no obvious way to tell which is which)
If you come across a news story that does not come from the list, how do you tell if it is fake? Here is how I do it:
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