Fake news always existed but only came to the forefront of everyone’s mind since the 2016 U.S Election and Donald Trump, so we’ve included the description of Fake News below.
Description: Fake news is a type of yellow journalism or propaganda that consists of deliberate misinformation or hoaxes spread via traditional print and broadcast news media or online social media. Fake news is written and published with the intent to mislead in order to damage an agency, entity, or person, and/or gain financially or politically, often using sensationalist, dishonest, or outright fabricated headlines to increase readership, online sharing, and Internet click revenue. In the latter case, it is similar to sensational online “clickbait” headlines and relies on advertising revenue generated from this activity, regardless of the veracity of the published stories. Intentionally misleading and deceptive fake news is different from obvious satire or parody, which is intended to humor rather than mislead its audience.
We’ve included a list of Fake News Websites below…
- 70 News
- This site mimics the URL, Design and Logo of ABC News.
- American News
- Before It’s News
- The Boston Tribune
- This website is known to spread Malware.
- Imitates CNN.com and uses the CNN logo.
- This website published a story claiming that Queen Elizabeth II threatened to abdicate if Brexit was voted against, none of which was true.