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    Here are all the fake 'news' sites to watch out for on Facebook

    Here are all the fake 'news' sites to watch out for on Facebook

    Andrew Couts
    Nov 16 at 1:58PM | Last updated Nov 16 at 2:05PM

    It's a minefield out there, folks.

    The hot new thing in the world of media is websites that are completely bogus.

    Facebook, a primary driver of traffic to publications, has come under fire for allowing the promotion of fake news websites and sites that deal in conspiracy theories rather than facts. Some Facebook employees even reportedly revolted and took matters into their own hands.

    Many have questioned whether the rise of fake news contributed to the election victory of President-elect Donald Trump, and both Facebook and Google have responded by cutting these sites out of their advertising networks and otherwise making their stories harder to find. And PolitiFact, a Pulitzer Prize-winning fact-checking site, has launched a new section devoted to fake news.


    But those sites are still out there, and someone on your Facebook friend's list is probably sharing one of their stories right now.


    Fortunately, Melissa Zimdars, a media professor at Merrimack College in Massachusetts, has compiled a list of “fake, false, or regularly misleading websites” that purposefully publish fake information or are otherwise entirely unreliable. The list also includes sites that “may circulate misleading and/or potentially unreliable information” or “sometimes use clickbait-y headlines and social media descriptions.”


    The list includes both left- and right-wing publications, and it is regularly updated or amended. Here is how Zimdars has categorized them:


    “CATEGORY 1: Below is a list of fake, false, or regularly misleading websites that are shared on Facebook and social media. Some of these websites may rely on “outrage” by using distorted headlines and decontextualized or dubious information in order to generate likes, shares, and profits.

    These websites are categorized with the number 1 next to them.

    “CATEGORY 2: Some websites on this list may circulate misleading and/or potentially unreliable information, and they are marked with a 2.

    “CATEGORY 3: Other websites on this list sometimes use clickbait-y headlines and social media descriptions, and they are marked with a 3.

    “CATEGORY 4: Other sources on this list are purposefully fake with the intent of satire/comedy, which can offer important critical commentary on politics and society, but have the potential to be shared as actual/literal news. I’m including them here, for now, because 1.) they have the potential to perpetuate misinformation based on different audience (mis)interpretations and 2.) to make sure anyone who reads a story by The Onion, for example, understands its purpose. If you think this is unnecessary, please see Literally Unbelievable.”

    Below is the complete list, which Zimdars published under a Creative Commons license that allows publishers to freely reprint the list. Keep in mind: Not all of these sites are intentionally spreading fake news, so pay attention to the rating.

    You can also view the original list here.


    1. 100PercentFedUp.com (2,3)
    2. EnduringVision.com (1)
    3. PakAlertPress.com
    4. 21stCenturyWire.com (2, 3)
    5. FPRNradio.com
    6. PoliticalBlindSpot.com
    7. 70news.wordpress.com (1)
    8. The Free Thought Project (3)
    9. PoliticalEars.com
    10. Abcnews.com.co (1)
    11. GeoEngineeringWatch.org
    12. Politicalo (1)
    13. ActivistPost.com (2, 3)
    14. PoliticusUSA
    15. Addicting Info (3)
    16. GovtSlaves.info
    17. PrisonPlanet.com
    18. AmericanNews.com (1)
    19. GulagBound.com
    20. PrisonPlanet.tv
    21. AnonNews.co (3)
    22. HangTheBankers.com
    23. Private-eye.co.uk (includes 4)
    24. Associated Media Coverage
    25. HumansAreFree.com
    26. ProjectVeritas
    27. BeforeItsNews.com
    28. Huzlers (4)
    29. Being Liberal
    30. IfYouOnlyNews
    31. React 365
    32. BigAmericanNews.com
    33. Indecision Forever (1)
    34. RealFarmacy.com
    35. BigPZone.com
    36. IJR (Independent Journal Review)
    37. RealNewsRightNow.com (1, 4)
    38. Bipartisan Report (3)
    39. InfoWars (1, 2)
    40. RedFlagNews.com
    41. BizPac Review
    42. Infowars.com
    43. Red State (3)
    44. Blue Nation Review (2,3)
    45. IntelliHub.com
    46. Reductress (4)
    47. Breitbart (2, 3)
    48. Inquisitr.com
    49. RileNews.com (1, 4)
    50. Call the Cops (4)
    51. JonesReport.com
    52. Satira Tribune
    53. Cap News (4)
    54. LewRockwell.com
    55. Sprotspickle.com (4)
    56. ChristWire.org (4)
    57. Liberal America
    58. The Blaze
    59. Chronicle.su
    60. LibertyTalk.fm
    61. The Free Thought Project (3)
    62. CivicTribune.com (1)
    63. LibertyUnyielding
    64. Borowitz Report (4)
    65. ClickHole.com (4)
    66. LibertyVideos.org
    67. The Onion (4)
    68. CoastToCoastAM.com (2)
    69. LMR/LibertyMovementRadio.com
    70. The Other 98% (3)
    71. CollectiveEvolution (3)
    72. MediaMass.net (1)
    73. The Reporterz
    74. ConsciousLifeNews.com (2)
    75. MegynKelly.us (1)
    76. The Stately Harold
    77. ConservativeOutfitters.com (2)
    78. MSNBC.com.co (1)
    79. TheDailySheeple.com
    80. ConspiracyWire (WideAwakeAmerica.com) (2)
    81. MSNBC.website (1)
    82. TheNewsNerd.com
    83. CountdownToZeroTime.com (2)
    84. Naha Daily (4)
    85. TheRunDownLive.com
    86. CounterPsyOps.com
    87. National Report
    88. TheUsPatriot.com
    89. NationalReport.net (1)
    90. TruthFrequencyRadio.com
    91. CreamBMP.com (1)
    92. NaturalNews.com
    93. Twitchy.com (3)
    94. DailyBuzzLive.com
    95. NC Scooper
    96. UnconfirmedSources.com
    97. DailyCurrant.com
    98. NCT (New Century Times)
    99. News Examiner
    100. USA Supreme
    101. Daily Wire
    102. News-Hound.com (1)
    103. US.Blasting.News
    104. DCClothesLine.com
    105. NewsBiscuit.com (1)
    106. US Uncut (3)
    107. DCGazette.com (1)
    108. Newslo (1, 4)
    109. VeteransToday.com
    110. DerfMagazine.com
    111. NewsMutiny.com (1, 4)
    112. Disclose.tv
    113. Newswatch 28
    114. WakingUpWisconsin.com
    115. DrudgeReport.com.co (1)
    116. Newswatch 33
    117. Winning Democrats
    118. DuffleBlog.com (4)
    119. NewsWire-24.com
    120. WitScience.org
    121. DuhProgressive.com
    122. NoDisInfo.com
    123. World Net Daily
    124. Embols.com
    125. Now8News
    126. World News Daily Report (4)
    127. Empire Herald
    128. NowTheEndBegins.com
    129. WorldTruth.tv
    130. Empire News (1)
    131. Occupy Democrats (3)
    132. ZeroHedge
    133. EmpireNews.com
    134. Endingthefed.com


    In addition to the list, Zimdars has created a tip sheet for news consumers so that we all might better decipher what's real, what's fake, and what's simply misleading in ways that have nothing to do with whether you agree with a particular article or not:


    • Avoid websites that end in “lo” ex: Newslo (above). These sites take pieces of accurate information and then packaging that information with other false or misleading “facts” (sometimes for the purposes of satire or comedy).
    • Watch out for websites that end in “.com.co” as they are often fake versions of real news sources
    • Watch out if known/reputable news sites are not also reporting on the story. Sometimes lack of coverage is the result of corporate media bias and other factors, but there should typically be more than one source reporting on a topic or event.
    • Odd domain names generally equal odd and rarely truthful news.
    • Lack of author attribution may, but not always, signify that the news story is suspect and requires verification.
    • Some news organizations are also letting bloggers post under the banner of particular news brands; however, many of these posts do not go through the same editing process (ex: BuzzFeed Community Posts, Kinja blogs, Forbes blogs).
    • Check the “About Us” tab on websites or look up the website on Snopes or Wikipedia for more information about the source.
    • Bad web design and use of ALL CAPS can also be a sign that the source you’re looking at should be verified and/or read in conjunction with other sources.
    • If the story makes you REALLY ANGRY it’s probably a good idea to keep reading about the topic via other sources to make sure the story you read wasn’t purposefully trying to make you angry (with potentially misleading or false information) in order to generate shares and ad revenue.
    • It’s always best to read multiple sources of information to get a variety of viewpoints and media frames. Some sources not yet included in this list (although their practices at times may qualify them for addition), such as The Daily Kos, The Huffington Post, and Fox News, vacillate between providing important, legitimate, problematic, and/or hyperbolic news coverage, requiring readers and viewers to verify and contextualize information with other sources.


    So stay vigilant, readers. It's a minefield out there.


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    This "Fake News" list is outlandish and betrays the true intent of those behind this censorship push to shut down the media that won the day for Donald Trump! Breitbart, World Net Daily, and InfoWars are all on the hit list and those are the publications we rely on the most here at ALIPAC as we try to warn people about all of the real Fake News coming out of Fox news, CNN, Reuters, Associated Press, MSNBC. With this list in place, might as well add ALIPAC to the list cause they are clearly coming to shut us down!

    Who they calling Fake News???

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    Zerohedge Included in What NY Magazine Calls ‘Extremely Helpful List of Fake and Misleading News Sites’

    Michael Krieger | Posted Wednesday Nov 16, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    Before I get into the meat of this article, I want to remind you of a few paragraphs I wrote back in the August post, Questioning Hillary’s Health is Not Conspiracy Theory:
    As I look at the landscape in 2016 to-date, I observe emergent signs that alternative media is finally beginning to take over from the legacy mainstream media when it comes to impact and influence. The mainstream media (unlike with John McCain in 200, had decided that Hillary Clinton’s health was not an issue and chose not to pursue it. Many in the alternative media world took a different position, and due to mainstream media’s failure to inform the American public for decades, the alternative media drove that issue to the top of the news cycle. That’s power.
    This is an incredibly big deal, and the mainstream media intuitively knows what it means. It means a total loss of legitimately, prestige and power. All of which is well deserved of course.
    So here’s the bottom line. 2016 represents the true beginning of what I would call the Media Wars. Alternative media is now capable of driving the news cycle. Mainstream media now has no choice but to fight back, and fight back it will. It will fight back dirty. This is going to get very ugly, but by the time the dust has settled, I think much of the mainstream media will be left as a shell of its former self.
    With Hillary’s loss, the mainstream media and its distressed and discredited allies are in a panic like we have never seen before. They understand that alternative voices now influence the public as much, if not more so, than the mainstream press, and they are now out to destroy those voices. The way they are going about this is by placing anti-establishment voices under the blanket umbrella of “fake news,” or in the case of Twitter, they just seem to purge people they don’t like from the platform altogether.
    The gloves are now completely off following the publication, and wide distribution by legacy media, of a list compiled by Melissa Zimdars, an assistant professor of communication at Merrimack College in Massachusetts, of “False, misleading, clickbait-y and satirical ‘news’ sources.” What you’ll find, is that some of your favorite websites, including Zerohedge are represented in this ridiculous list.



    What do almost all of these sites have in common? They published a lot of anti-Hillary Clinton articles over the course of the election, which collectively helped to swing the contest for Trump. That’s the real transgression committed by these websites.
    Interestingly, I didn’t see Slate on this list despite publishing one of the most blatant pieces of fake, pro-Hillary news propaganda of the year just a few days before the election with the following, quickly debunked, monstrosity:

    Even Snopes rapidly dismissed the claim, yet Slate is nowhere to be seen on the “fake news” list. If you are pro-Hillary, you apparently cannot be “fake, misleading, or clickbait-y.”

    This whole story hits close to home for me. Zerohedge has been publishing my writing since 2010, years before I had my own website. It has been instrumental in providing an outlet for my own voice, as well as countless others, when legacy media never would. As such, I reached out to Zerohedge for a comment. Here is what they said:
    It’s funny and sad at the same time – have they done any actual rigorous analysis on what they determine to be “fake” news, or perhaps the assumption is that the public should just take their word again… like when the NYT assured its readers that Hillary Clinton had a 90% chance of winning? When it comes to “fake vs fact” on Zero Hedge, we have a simple solution: we source everything, and all the data can be replicated by anyone.
    Ultimately this push will likely boost traffic to the “fake” websites – something the “credible” legacy media, which just had its worst year ever, desperately needs.
    But what is more troubling is that this sets the framework for “banned media”, especially when one considers it was the outspoken “liberal” voices within the 4thestate who were in arms that Trump would unleash precisely this kind of media witch hunt. Apparently the objective media does not need a president to prompt it to start its own book burning project.
    Moving along, who cares that some assistant professor made a list of sites she doesn’t like and warns people about them? Why should we pay attention?
    We should care because it is being promoted heavily by the mainstream media. For example, look at how a writer at New York Magazine promoted the list (seems kinda “clickbait-y” doesn’t it):

    This is as close as you can get to a publication totally endorsing the list. Moreover, the story is currently the #1 most read article on New York Magazine’s website today.

    Naturally, New York Magazine would never resort to the sort of “clickbait-y” tactics perpetrated by these so-called fake news sites. Perhaps I was hallucinating when I saw its recent cover photo:

    Then when you actually click through to the cover story, the following image pops out at you:

    This, you see, is what real news looks like.
    It’s not just New York Magazine either. The Los Angeles Times today published an article titled, Want to Keep Fake News Out of Your Newsfeed? College Professor Creates List of Sites to Avoid. Here’s how it begins:

    During the election, many people fell prey to fake news stories on social media — even the president-elect ended up retweeting fake statistics. A professor of communication has created a list of unreliable news sites to help people do better.
    Melissa Zimdars, an assistant professor of communication at Merrimack College in Massachusetts, put together a publicly available Google doc cataloging “False, misleading, clickbait-y and satirical ‘news’ sources.” It’s been making the rounds on social media as people seek to cleanse their newsfeeds of misinformation.
    The article then ends with the following:
    Both Facebook and Google have recently announced they will take steps to block fake news sites from accessing their advertising services.
    One has to wonder what sort of criteria Facebook and Google will be using in its determination of “fake news.” If it ends up with anything resembling the above list, we should all be very concerned.

    It’s not as if these mainstream media outlets are promoting this list to sow doubts in the sites’ already existing readers; rather, the intent is to keep their own readers away. It’s a nefarious attempt at preventing current readership from being open to alternative information, and we should all hope it backfires spectacularly.

    Of course, this is just one battle in the status quo’s attempt to silence alternative voices. Twitter is on its own mission following Hillary Clinton’s election loss. As USA Today reported this morning in its post, Twitter Suspends Alt-Right Accounts:
    SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter suspended a number of accounts associated with the alt-right movement, the same day the social media service said it would crack down on hate speech.
    Among those suspended was Richard Spencer, who runs an alt-right think tank and had a verified account on Twitter.
    The alt-right, a loosely organized group that espouses white nationalism, emerged as a counterpoint to mainstream conservatism and has flourished online. Spencer has said he wants blacks, Asians, Hispanics and Jews removed from the U.S.
    Heidi Beirich, spokeswoman for the Southern Poverty Law Center, told USA TODAY that the center had asked Twitter to remove more than 100 accounts of white supremacists who violated Twitter’s terms of service. She also pointed to two alt-right accounts that had been verified by Twitter, including Spencer’s.
    This Spencer character doesn’t appear to be a particularly nice guy, and Twitter can do whatever it wants, but what concerns me is the overall trend. Namely, how information gatekeepers are suddenly panicking to demonize or ban alternative voices following Trump’s election victory.

    The message here is simple: It’s Game On. The legacy media has taken the gloves off entirely and we are now engaged in all out media war.

    In Liberty,
    Michael Krieger

    https://libertyblitzkrieg.com/2016/1...ites/?AID=7236
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    Where is Huffington Post?, New York Times, Washington Times& Daily Kos. Talk about fake and false news...Those publications are nothing, in my opinion, but leftist propaganda machines.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ALIPAC View Post
    This "Fake News" list is outlandish and betrays the true intent of those behind this censorship push to shut down the media that won the day for Donald Trump! Breitbart, World Net Daily, and InfoWars are all on the hit list and those are the publications we rely on the most here at ALIPAC as we try to warn people about all of the real Fake News coming out of Fox news, CNN, Reuters, Associated Press, MSNBC. With this list in place, might as well add ALIPAC to the list cause they are clearly coming to shut us down!

    Who they calling Fake News???

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    Awwwww, William, you're just jealous that we didn't make "The List." ;^)

    100PercentFedUp.com (2,3)
    70news.wordpress.com (1)
    PrisonPlanet.com
    GulagBound.com
    PrisonPlanet.tv
    ProjectVeritas
    BeforeItsNews.com
    InfoWars (1, 2)
    RedFlagNews.com
    BizPac Review
    Infowars.com
    Red State (3)
    Breitbart (2, 3)
    LewRockwell.com
    ChristWire.org (4)
    The Blaze
    LibertyTalk.fm
    LibertyVideos.org
    The Onion (4)
    CoastToCoastAM.com (2)
    LMR/LibertyMovementRadio.com
    ConservativeOutfitters.com (2)
    TheDailySheeple.com
    CountdownToZeroTime.com (2)
    TheUsPatriot.com
    DailyBuzzLive.com
    DCClothesLine.com
    VeteransToday.com
    DrudgeReport.com.co (1)
    World Net Daily
    NowTheEndBegins.com
    ZeroHedge
    Endingthefed.com
    A regular rogue's gallery of horrors there, doncha think? Makes you wonder how you ever figured out what was true and what was false. Oh, wait, I already knew that for years - when print, radio, and TV had a monopoly on mass communication, before the Internet.

    Anyway, thanks for the list, Ms. Melissa Zindars. It always helps to have one's sources organized for easy reference.
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    While ALIPAC is not on the list, the news sources that cover us often are all being targeted.

    I think their main targets are Breitbart, InfoWars, and Project Veritas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ALIPAC View Post
    While ALIPAC is not on the list, the news sources that cover us often are all being targeted.

    I think their main targets are Breitbart, InfoWars, and Project Veritas.

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    They are particularly after Breitbart and Steve Bannon. They are almost foaming at the mouth over Bannon...

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    At least Occupy Democrats made it on the list as it is one of the most annoying, hateful sites ever. I can't believe people believe what they write!!
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    Snopes & FactChecker are not reliable either
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