An Extremely Helpful List of Fake and Misleading News Sites to Watch Out For
As Facebook and now Google face scrutiny for promoting fake news stories, Melissa Zimdars, a communication and media professor from Merrimack College in Massachusetts, has compiled a handy list of websites you should think twice about trusting. “Below is a list of fake, false, regularly misleading, and otherwise questionable ‘news’ organizations that are commonly shared on Facebook and other social media sites,” Zimdars explains. “Many of these websites rely on ‘outrage’ by using distorted headlines and decontextualized or dubious information in order to generate likes, shares, and profits.” (Click here to see the list.)Damn Macedonians.
Be warned: Zimdars’s list is expansive in scope, and stretches beyond the bootleg sites (many of them headquartered in Macedonia)...
The professor includes among her handy hints:
"Odd domain names generally equal odd and rarely truthful news. […]"Not sure what she would make of http://climateerinvest.blogspot.com/
the NYMag link?
Here it is: http://nymag.com/selectall/2016/11/fake-facebook-news-sites-to-avoid.html