A compilation of "fake" news sites (but without links to the sites). It includes some of the more obscure sources.
The Onion has been around for years, in print and now in digital formats. Created to look like a real news site, it features satire and spoofs. Enjoy reading it, but don't use it for facts!
Another spoof or parody news site, The Borowitz Report looks real only until you start reading the headlines.
Pretty much a British equivalent of The Onion...
Always there with the funniest spoof headlines
Kinda like The Onion for Canada... #eh
Self proclaimed as "America's #1 Independent News Source" it posts fictional articles related to world events.
The Daily Currant is an English language online satirical newspaper that covers global politics, business, technology, entertainment, science, health and media. It is accessible from over 190 countries worldwide - now including South Sudan. Our mission is to ridicule the timid ignorance which obstructs our progress, and promote intelligence - which presses forward.
The Daily Mash is a satirical website which publishes spoof articles, i.e. it is all made-up and is not intended, in any way whatsoever, to be taken as factual.
"Science news you won't read nowhere else" - it is science news parody.
"The Plantain is Miami's preeminent satirical news outlet."
"WMAC News is a fantasy news site. Most articles on wmacnews.com are satire or pure fantasy."
"BADCRIMINALS is not responsible for, and expressly disclaims all liability for, damages of any kind arising out of use, reference to, or reliance on any information contained within the site."
"NewsThump is a satirical and spoof news website, taking a daily swipe at current affairs from the UK and around the world. It is published and owned by Thump Publishing Limited. ... It is our stated aim to mock absolutely everyone, eventually. ... We are not afraid to skip a few steps like checking facts or corroborating sources, and we never let the truth ruin a funny story (it’s much easier just to make everything up). So, for clarification – If you read a story on here, then you are NOT supposed to believe it. It has been completely made up purely for entertainment purposes. It’s also worth noting that we regularly use rude words and stuff, so you need to be 18 to be reading this."
Wikipedia: News Satire
The Wikipedia article on news satire and news satire web sites.
Thanks to these libraries whose content I have re-purposed:
Marla Jones, Olathe East High School Library, http://olatheschools.libguides.com/c.php?g=130643&p=853507
Washington State University Libraries - Guides, http://libguides.wsulibs.wsu.edu/content.php?pid=88417&sid=1682125
In January 2016, Snopes published a list (with commentary) of fake news/hoax sites. It is periodically updated, check the date next to the by-line, so in spite of the date in the link, it has been updated into 2017.
Melissa Zimdars, Assistant Professor of Communication at Merrimac College has created a Google document which lists fake, false, regularly misleading, and otherwise questionable “news” organizations that are commonly shared on social media sites.
Neutral Ground News
Launched in 2014, Neutral Ground News is a satirical online entertainment publication that focuses primarily on the people, places and things in the city of New Orleans and surrounding areas. "This website is targeted toward an immature audience and is not intended for readers under 18 years of age.
"Neutral Ground News is comprised of individual posts, some taken from or inspired by real news events but the stories are almost entirely works of complete fiction. This site is a source of parody, satire, and humor and is for entertainment purposes only.
The Red Shtick
"The Red Shtick is the digital offspring (some might say “bastard child”) of Red Shtick Magazine, which served as the only print satirical publication in Louisiana’s capital city for 8½ years.
"Like its progenitor, The Red Shtick likes to think of itself as a bold and engaging source of satire and irreverent humor. And while The Red Shtick is completely digital and subsequently limited only by the scope of the worldwide web, it – like its printed precursor – has a tendency to focus on happenings in Baton Rouge and the rest of South Louisiana."
This parody site was created by a college class as part of an assignment looking at how reader comments can influence opinion. It is particularly interesting because the site was presented as a reference source for a political group against violent videogames, meaning that they were fooled into believing the site was a valid source! [Current link from the Internet Wayback Machine (archive.org)]
This site spoofs Wikipedia, and does it well.
Ninja Burger will deliver their delicious hot burgers to you within 30 minutes of calling, or they'll commit seppuku. Or, look up their locations by zipcode and see if there is a Ninja Burger near you.
Looking for an animal to love and cuddle as your new favorite pet? Or do you need a cute bunny for a rabbit stew? This site serves both needs! Be sure to click on the Zoo BBQ link on this site and read the "Success Stories."
Yoga Kitty will help you cat be happier. The site includes instructive videos featuring a cat model. Whoever made this site must have a lot of time on their hands, because there are MANY of these little cat yoga vids!
All About Explorers was developed by a group of teachers as a means of teaching students about the Internet. Although the Internet can be a tremendous resource for gathering information about a topic, we found that students often did not have the skills to discern useful information from worthless data.
From 1869 to 1975, the Federal Vampire & Zombie Agency (FVZA), also known as "the Vanguard," was responsible for controlling the nation's vampire and zombie populations while overseeing scientific research into the undead. This site is a tribute to the men and women who served in the FVZA, especially the over 4000 Agents who lost their lives fighting to keep our country safe. In addition to paying tribute to the FVZA, this site hopes to call attention to dangerous research being done at the Santa Rosa Institute: research that runs the risk of bringing back a scourge of vampires worse than any before.