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The most aggressive fake news sites and associated YouTube channels, such as Infowars, The Gateway Pundit, and Daily Stormer, are routinely sued by victims of these published reports for libel and defamation (Ohlheiser 2018; Tani 2018). ^ Goodyear, Michael P. (August 24, 2020).
Jul 6, 2017 · Americaslastlineofdefense.org is the central website in a network of sites that describe their content as satire aimed at provoking conservatives. All of the sites — including trumpbetrayed.us,...
Feb 21, 2019 · Here's the list of publishers with the most high-risk domains: 1. Newsday (52 historical high-risk domains) 2. The New York Times (49 historical high-risk domains) 3. The Washington Post (20...
- National Report. No list of shameless misinformation would be complete without a mention of National Report (and its omnipresent former lead writer, Paul Horner), as the site is (or was) perhaps the most prominent example of its genre.
- World News Daily Report. Straddling the line of fake news and the occasional seed of truth is World News Daily Report. By cobbling together misattributed stolen photographs (and often using extant, long-circulating rumors), World News Daily Report has published several viral claims often preying upon readers’ religious beliefs, including hoaxes about a newly-discovered eyewitness account of Jesus’ miracles, an ancient rumor about chariot wheels found at the bottom of the Red Sea, and a very old yarn about the discovery of giant skeletons reworked as the tale of a coverup perpetrated by the Smithsonian Institution.
- Huzlers. While National Report and World News Daily Report often take advantage of politically, socially, or religiously divisive issues to drive outrage-based traffic, Huzlers employs a markedly different approach to fake news hoaxes, often invoking the names of popular brands and restaurants in its quest to snare readers with gross-out stories.
- Empire News. Empire News (spun off from what was initially a sports-related fake news site) is another outlet responsible for the propagation of fabricated claims that spread on sites like Facebook.
- 70news.wordpress.com. The day after the election, the most popular Google search result about the popular vote came from...
- Abcnews.com.co. The logo for this site is strikingly similar to that of the real ABC News.
- Infowars.com. The site is connected to Alex Jones, a radio host and conspiracy theorist who has alleged the Sandy...