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

LazyLion

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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]
• AfricaNewsUpdate.com
• AfricanNewsUpdates.com
• AllNews.co.za [USA]
• AllNews1.com [USA]
• AllReport.co.za [USA]
• AllTheNews.co.za [USA]
• ANewJerusalem.com
• BestNews.co.za [USA]
• BreeknuusZA.com [USA]
• CitySun [USA]
• DailySun.fun
• Dodgysaministers.com [Bulgaria]
• GautengPraise.com
• Gossipmillsa.com - Gossip Mill Mzansi [USA]
• hdnews24h.blogspot.com [USA]
• Hinnews.com [USA]
• Hinviral.com [USA]
• iMzansi [USA]
• Live Monitor [USA]
• LiveReport.co.za [USA]
• Lovejessy.com [Ukraine]
• Mzansi LIVE [USA]
• Mzansistories.com [USA]
• Mzansistories.co.za [USA]
• Mzansistories.inf [USA]
• NationalNewsBulletin.com
• News360.co.za [EU]
• Newsatlast.com
• Newsatlastsa.online [USA]
• Newsdaily.co.za [Canada]
• NewSoweto.co.za [USA]
• Newspage.co.za [UK]
• Newsupdatessa.site [USA] and Facebook Page
• NewToilet.xyz [USA]
• Nusa.site [USA]
• Sanews247.blogspot.co.za [USA]
• Sa-news.com [USA]
• Satirenews.co.za [USA]
• Southafricabuzz.co.za [USA]
• South Africa Latest News [UK]
• SouthAfricaToday.net [USA]
• SouthAfricaUncut.com [USA]
• Southern Daily [USA]
• Sultrysource.com [USA]
• TheReports.co.za
• TimesOfBotswana.com
• Timesl1ve.co.za [USA]
• Trendsdaily.co.za [USA]
• Tumfweko.com [USA]
• The-watchdog.wixsite.com [USA]
• Wmcleaks.com [USA]
• Worldwatch.site [USA]
• Xpouzar.com [USA]
• ZANews.xyz

Please also see the News24 Website Blacklist!

Youtube Channels known to be spreading Fake News or falsehoods:

Loving Life Youtube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCb7VHcbNIOYJW8Q_r1UywMA
https://www.youtube.com/user/scottbgwb

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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UrBaN963

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Nice, thanks.

Don't read any of those, but good to have nonetheless.
 

Chevron

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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

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How do fake news purveyors pay for their publications? Is it fake advertising too?
 

Slootvreter

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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...

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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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