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List of Known Fake News Sites in South Africa (and beyond)

LazyLion

King of de Jungle
Joined
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Messages
100,040
#1
How to Spot a Fake News Website

Don't Fall for Fake News Websites

Don't Share Fake News

The following sites are fake news. And I don't mean fake news as in opinionated pieces, I mean actually 100% fake news. Don't fall for manufactured outrage.

SA Based Fake News Sites:

• African News Updates
• blackopinion.co.za
• mzansitimes.com
• Nationalnewsbulletin.com
• News24-TV
• Pretorialive

International Based Fake News Sites: (that are known to publish articles related to SA):

• Abcnewgo.com [USA]
• AllNews.co.za [USA]
• BreeknuusZA.com [USA]
• CitySun [USA]
• Dodgysaministers.com [Bulgaria]
• Gossipmillsa.com - Gossip Mill Mzansi [USA]
• hdnews24h.blogspot.com [USA]
• Hinnews.com [USA]
• iMzansi [USA]
• Live Monitor [USA]
• Lovejessy.com [Ukraine]
• Mzansi LIVE [USA]
• Mzansistories.com [USA]
• News360.co.za [EU]
• Newsatlastsa.online [USA]
• Newsdaily.co.za [Canada]
• NewSoweto.co.za [USA]
• Newspage.co.za [UK]
• newsupdatessa.site [USA] and Facebook Page
• Nusa.site [USA]
• Sanews247.blogspot.co.za [USA]
• Sa-news.com [USA]
• Southafricabuzz.co.za [USA]
• South Africa Latest News [UK]
• SouthAfricaToday.net [USA]
• SouthAfricaUncut.com [USA]
• Southern Daily [USA]
• Timesl1ve.co.za [USA]
• Tumfweko.com [USA]
• The-watchdog.wixsite.com [USA]
• Wmcleaks.com [USA]

And here is a list of US Sites which post fake US or World News Articles...
http://www.factcheck.org/2017/07/websites-post-fake-satirical-stories/
 
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Thor

Honorary Master
Joined
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Messages
34,858
#4
It's absolutely scary how stupid a lot of Facebook users are I log in maybe once or twice a month everyday you'd swear is either the world is ending or God is coming tonight.
 

Chevron

Serial breaker of phones
Joined
Oct 2, 2007
Messages
25,906
#10
Never trust anything on Facebook. Ful of people in echo chambers sharing fake news that agrees with their preconceived opinions.

About the only news site I trust 100% is BBC. Every other site there's always some doubt that maybe they got something wrong, left something out they didn't like, didn't ask questions if they may no like the answers or just presents opinion as fact.

How to Spot a Fake News Website

Don't Fall for Fake News Websites

Don't Share Fake News

The following sites are fake news. And I don't mean fake news as in opinionated pieces, I mean actually 100% fake news. Don't fall for manufactured outrage.

• African News Updates
• CitySun
• Gossip Mill Mzansi
• iMzansi
• Live Monitor
• Mzansi LIVE
• Mzansi Stories
• News24-TV
• Pretorialive
• sanews247.blogspot.co.za
• South Africa Latest News
• The Southern Daily
So any site with "mzansi" in the title can be immediately flagged as trash.

Hope no legitimate sites have "mzansi" in their name/URL.
 

chrisc

Executive Member
Joined
Aug 14, 2008
Messages
6,851
#12
How do fake news purveyors pay for their publications? Is it fake advertising too?
 

Slootvreter

Honorary Master
Joined
Aug 7, 2008
Messages
26,515
#13
How do fake news purveyors pay for their publications? Is it fake advertising too?
No idea, I use uBlock Origin.

But I assume it's probably legitimate ads as well, and then also links to sites provided by Taboola, and other kack like that.
 

R13...

Honorary Master
Joined
Aug 4, 2008
Messages
27,016
#15
Suppose in their eagerness to be first with the story news media open themselves up to be duped by people with agendas to discredit.
 
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