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‘Fake News’ List Updated to Show the Real Source of Fakery: The Mainstream Media

Friday, November 18, 2016 11:10
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(NaturalNews) Having trouble makes sense of what news is real and what news is fake? Worry no more, The Duran has compiled a list of news sources you should avoid at all costs.

(Article republished from

Disclaimer 1: All of the contents in this document reflect the opinion of the author and are for not educational purposes, because fundamentally I believe you are smart enough to make your own decisions. This resource was split into categories around 2:29pm GMT +2 on 17/11/16.

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.

Note: I will not be updating the categorizations and will not be adding links gradually through the next couple of days, because I have better things to do with my life.

Many of the websites on this list continue to offer valuable journalism and/or satirical commentary. Finally, I do NOT care if you use plug-ins that automatically block any of the websites listed below. You are free to install anything you want on your computer. And as a reminder, not all of the sources listed below should be considered fake because this is just one man’s opinion. Feel free to make your own lists and send it to and maybe we will publish it.


Tips for analyzing news sources:

  • Avoid websites that end in “week” ex: Newsweek. These sites take pieces of accurate information and then packaging that information with other false or misleading “facts”.
  • Watch out for websites that end in “.com” as they are often web site versions of fake news media conglomerates.
  • Watch out if established mainstream media news sites are reporting on the story. Sometimes established media coverage is the result of corporate media bias and other factors, but there should typically be a good un-bias alternative media source reporting on a topic or event.
  • Odd domain names generally equal odd domain names.
  • Lack of author attribution may, but not always, signify that the news story is suspect and requires verification, or that the author decided to not publish his/her name.
  • Check the “About Us” tab on websites or call the website landline number to chat with Editors and make sure that they are good guys.
  • Bad web design and use of ALL CAPS can also be a sign that the news source doesn’t know dick about web design.
  • If the story makes you REALLY ANGRY it’s probably a good idea to calm down and realize that it is just a news story. Go out and grab a beer with friends.
  • It’s always best to read multiple sources of information if you want. Or just read one source of information. Or don’t read at all. It is up to you.

Bio: I am writing this post, and many other posts for The Duran. That is all you need to know.

Update 1: I’ve received some of emails with suggestions, very few of which are duplicates, and I will do absolutely nothing about it, because as I said above I have other things to attend to.

Update 2: No, I am not considering further coding/categorizing these sources for clarity and creating a more durable/dynamic database. See Update 1.

Update 3: Some people are asking which news sources I trust, and all I can say is that I read/watch/listen to what I find interesting. Do the same. Don’t let some university assistant professor tell you what to think and do. Live your life the way you want to, on your terms. Do not become a tool for the neo-liberal hate mongers.

Update 4: No group of AWESOME librarians will be working with this list to provide more detail, examples of the news articles in question, etc…because I have no contact with AWESOME librarians

Update 5: It should be noted I am not the first person to call out some of these websites. When I first started compiling this specific large list this morning, I did it to poke fun at the ridiculous list compiled by a clueless liberal trying to impose their values onto society. They are free to do so, but I am also free to piss on your “fake news” list and chose what I want to read and what I want to believe.

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    glad to see that al jazeerah is legit

  • NCAALives

    If only the Mass media TOLD THE TRUTH… “FAKE NEWS”? Never forget that the President Bush family are criminal Nazi’s, and their family was CONVICTED BY CONGRESS OF AN ATTEMPTED COUP OF THE WHITE HOUSE BACK IN 1933! If you want to start to learn the TRUTH LOOK IT UP!

    The Bush family IS In the Top 3 criminal families in America! It started in 1933, with Prescott Bush, HW Grandpa!

    In 1933, Prescott Bush was CONVICTED BY CONGRESSIONAL COURT (yeah CONGRESS FOUND BUSH (HIM) GUILTY!) He was appointed to RULE AMERICA if Hit1er WON WW2, and was the #1 Nazi in the US! Prescott Bush money laundered all the money and valuables from Holocast victims, and stolen richest in every country they invaded! He did this inside America BUT GOT BUSTED! Yeah – That is how the BUSH FAMILY became RICH AND POWERFUL!

    So in 1933, Congress formed a Special Court and FOUND THE BUSH FAMILY GUILTY OF ALL CHARGES, with the attempt of over throwing the WHITE HOUSE! Yeah – that is the LEGACY OF THE PRESIDENT BUSH FAMILY!

    As US & UK soliders were fighting and dying on the battle to free Europe of Germany, Prescott Bush was supporting Germany during WW2, NOT AMERICA! Can you imagine that. And they bought and controlled the news and US history to REMOVE IT FROM OUR HISTORY BOOKS, so all you clueless voted Criminals into the Presidental Office! But we NEVER FORGET!

    Remember today, the Bush Family “OWNS” GOLDMAN SACHS, the largest US Criminal Wall Street Bank, and 100% CONTROLLED AND RUNNED THE REPUBLICIAN PARTY! Yeah – they paid Hillary all that money for speechs, so see the link? Also, Ted Cruz’s wife HEIDI was the “MANAGING DIRECTOR” over GOLDMAN SACHS BACK IN 2008, WHEN BUSH FUNNELED THEM $10 BILLION DURING THE BANK BAILOUT! Yeah, see how Ted Cruz is involved in $ with the Bush family? Then lets not forget about Mitt Romney! He “OWNS” BAIN CAPITAL, another criminal Wall Street Company, but they only got $5 BILLION FROM BUSH back in 2008! So you see, the Bush family are at the very top of the US Criminal Government!

    So when you talk about “FAKE NEWS” NEVER FORGET THAT THE BUSH FAMILY HAS A 80+ YEAR OF CRIMINAL HISTORY TO OVERTHROW THE US! See where we are today, so you know 1 of the largest players We The People have to lock up!

    If you want to learn more about Bush’s Attempted Coup of the White House back in 1933, and FOUND GUILTY BY CONGRESS, do a fast websearch “1933 Prescott Bush Nazi” and you will find 1000s of stories. This way, you can see I am not setting you up or lying! The Bush family WAS NEVER EVER SUPPOSE TO HAVE HELD GOV OFFICE FOR THEIR CONGRESSIONAL GUILTY CRIMINAL ACT!

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