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Watch out for these fake and satire sites
« on: November 27, 2016, 06:17:26 PM »

Watch out for these fake and satire sites, think before you click, and read before you react

October 13, 2016

How sure are you that the article you’re seeing on your Facebook News feed now is genuine or not? You can always use Google or any other search engines to verify the articles, but many people often neglect this step, making them vulnerable to websites deliberately sharing fake articles or sites that meant to create fun by making satire articles out of trending topics.

Meme Buster was, in fact, created to counter the lies online. After busting hundreds of memes and lies, we’ve come up with a list of websites that are fond of posting fake articles and websites with disclaimers that they are sharing satirical articles. We’ll keep updating this list as we encounter more sites with made-up stories.
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Re: Watch out for these fake and satire sites
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2016, 06:20:08 PM »

Sites with Fake articles

1. Pinoy Speak (Duterte News)

Pinoy Speak (Duterte News) posts satirical articles and passes them off as real news, such as Senator Manny Pacquiao giving $5 million for Duterte’s drug war and the showing of Agot Isidro and alleged drug lord lover’s video in the Senate.

It also shares fake articles, such as Jackie Chan begging to make a movie out of Duterte’s first 100 days; Jaybee Sebastian linking PNoy to drugs; Sebastian engaging in an affair with Senator Leila de Lima in exchange for drug protection; Senator Antonio Trillanes IV receiving a P500-M check to destroy Duterte,  among others. This meant it does not bother checking its sources.

2. DW-TV3

Some of DW-TV3’s articles may look like satire articles, but the site’s “About Us” page did not say anything about it being a satire site.

Meme Buster has busted several articles posted by this site, including the Canadian PM Justin Trudeau praising Duterte’s drug war, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon calling Duterte “brave”, Hillary Clinton showing Duterte some love or calling him “the world’s man”, and Agot Isidro dating drug lords.
Republic Act 8485 (Animal Welfare Act of 1998, Philippines), as amended and strengthened by House  Bill 6893 of 2013--- violation means a maximum of P250,000 fine with a corresponding three-year jail term and a minimum of P30,000 fine and six months imprisonment

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Re: Watch out for these fake and satire sites
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2016, 06:25:11 PM »

3. Updater24

Updater24 has posted several fake sites, with the top Google search result for the site being its death hoax about Christian inspiration speaker Joyce Meyer this October 2016. We also spotted several fake articles, such as Floyd Mayweather agreeing to a P500-million rematch with Manny Pacquiao, Billy Bush being hospitalized instead of suspended after tape of his lewd comments with Donald Trump was revealed, and so many fake stories about the Duterte critic Agot Isidro. We already busted that fake story about police raiding her house and finding P680 million and her dating two drug lords.

Meme Buster also busted its story about Jackie Chan wanting to make a Duterte movie.

4. BBC101

BBC101 (with Betty B. Cole) is different from the established UK news site BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation). This one publishes fake stories without a disclaimer that it is a satire site. Google it and you’ll find the first search engine result to be the fake article about the UK Parliament endorsing Duterte’s drug war, which was also published on the satire site theguard1an.com.

Other BBC101 fake stories that we busted include Queen Elizabeth II congratulating the Philippine Senate for ousting de Lima from her committee chairmanship, also posted by satire blog thet1mes.com, and Vladimir Putin calling FVR blind to what Duterte is doing.
Republic Act 8485 (Animal Welfare Act of 1998, Philippines), as amended and strengthened by House  Bill 6893 of 2013--- violation means a maximum of P250,000 fine with a corresponding three-year jail term and a minimum of P30,000 fine and six months imprisonment

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Re: Watch out for these fake and satire sites
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2016, 06:31:40 PM »

5. Du30newsinfo

Du30newsinfo contains articles from fake articles and satirical news and passes these off as real news. While it spreads some real news about Duterte, it is quite proficient in publishing fake news against Duterte’s critics. If you find articles from this page, triple check them first before believing them.

Some of its fake articles and articles obtained from satire sites that we busted include US President Barack Obama calling de Lima abnormal, Duterte appointing the late Miriam Santiago as new Supreme Court Chief Justice, Senator Tito Sotto filing charges against de Lima, Putin calling Ramos blind, and more.

Du30newsinfo is linked to Facebook page “Duterte Para sa Pagbabago.”

6. Okd2

One of Okd2’s viral fake articles was its claim about Disney investing $350 million for Disneyland Philippines. Buzzpinas busted it and even posted Okd2’s “About” page, which first cited that it is an entertainment website meant to test the netizens’ gullibility.

However, its “About” page has changed, but it still did not give much of an assurance as to the site’s credibility. It said that 80% of its content is contributed by people who want to share their opinions. There is even a disclaimer that in “very rare cases,” Okd2 may post some fiction for their audience’s entertainment. If you’re not diligent enough in verifying Okd2’s articles, you won’t be 100% sure which articles are real and which are fiction.

Some of Okd2’s fake articles that we busted are about Teddy Casiño being barred from entering the Lung Center of the Philippines and the late Miriam Santiago telling Duterte not to trust Robredo.
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Re: Watch out for these fake and satire sites
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2016, 06:35:53 PM »

7. Newstrendph

Newstrend is related to the “Duterte Media” FB page. The site is fond of publishing articles from suspicious sites and satirical blogs.

It has lots of fake articles that we’ve busted, with the more recent being Putin calling Ramos blind, Sebastian linking PNoy to drugs, Senator Risa Hontiveros filing bill for color coding MRT/LRT commuters, and more.

Newstrend is linked to the Facebook page “Duterte News Global.”

8. Tartey (Pinoy Viral News)

Tartey has published plenty of articles obtained from Newstrendph, which also publishes fake articles. Some of the articles we’ve busted that are posted on this site are Pacquiao donating $5 million for Duterte’s drug war, Obama calling de Lima abnormal, the late Miriam Santiago telling Duterte not to trust Robredo, and more.

Just like with the other blogs, Tartey is quick to publish fake articles if they are against Duterte’s known oppositions or praising Duterte.

Tartey’s disclaimer says it “makes no representations, warranties, or assurances as to the accuracy or completeness of the content” of its site.
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Re: Watch out for these fake and satire sites
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2016, 06:39:45 PM »

9. Balitang Pinas

Balitang Pinas’s disclaimer says the site “cannot guarantee the legitimacy of some of the information” contributed by its readers. It even advised readers to “do additional research” if they find some information doubtful. At least the site’s disclaimer’s honest even if many of its articles are fake.

As of posting, its most popular posts include several fake articles that we already busted, such as the police raiding Agot Isidro’s house, the late Miriam Santiago telling Duterte not to trust VP Robredo, and Putin calling Ramos blind.

The site is linked to Facebook page “Duterte Balita.”

10. Pilipinas Online Updates

Pilipinas Online Updates’s disclaimer says it all, wherein it does not assure its readers as to the accuracy, currency or completeness of its content.

As of posting, its trending news include fake articles, such as Angelina Jolie wishing for a Duterte in the US and Obama calling de Lima abnormal.

The site also gets some of its articles from Balitang Pinas.
Republic Act 8485 (Animal Welfare Act of 1998, Philippines), as amended and strengthened by House  Bill 6893 of 2013--- violation means a maximum of P250,000 fine with a corresponding three-year jail term and a minimum of P30,000 fine and six months imprisonment

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Re: Watch out for these fake and satire sites
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2016, 06:42:47 PM »

11. Pinoy Article

Pinoy Article has posted several fake articles, many of which even made it to their most popular posts. We have busted the articles on Clinton calling Duterte the “world’s man,” Sebastian linking PNoy to drugs, and Canadian PM Justin Trudeau sending Filipinos a lovely message.

12. Social News PH

Social News PH’s disclaimer says that it does not give assurances as to the accuracy, completeness and currency of its content.

Among its fake articles that we busted, such as Pacquiao donating $5 million to Duterte’s drug war, Hillary Clinton calling Duterte as the “world’s man,” 3,500 metric tons of gold deposited during Aquino admin in Thailand, and Sebastian pointing to PNoy as the mastermind behind the drug labs in the country.

It is connected to Facebook pages “SNP – Social News Philippines” and “President Duterte Random Photos.”
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Re: Watch out for these fake and satire sites
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2016, 06:52:51 PM »

Satire Sites

The following sites have a disclaimer revealing them to be satirical blogs or blogs meant for fake articles:

1. Dai1lymail or Mail In One

Disclaimer: “By reading from this website, you agree to it that the Internet was invented by a young Filipino in 2016 few days after Rodrigo Duterte ascended to the throne. This means that, there was not Internet before 2016. Leave this website immediately if you do not agree to this. lol ”

2. The T1mes

Before it changed its “About Us” page, The T1mes declared that it is the “world’s satire news website. That means the stories on this site are made up. Yep, even the one about Jesus coming today… actually that one was real.”

3. Guard1an

Disclaimer: “By reading from this website, you accept that the world was created by the US President Barack Obama. Kindly leave the website immediately if you do not accept this fact.”

4. ON DA MIC

Disclaimer: “ON DA MIC is a news and political satire web publication, comprised of individual posts, some taken from or inspired by real news events but the stories are almost entirely works of complete fiction. This site is a source of parody, satire and humor and is for entertainment purposes only.”

5. Da1lymail

Terms of Use: “This website is satirical in scope and intent. It provides fake news and social criticism in a satirical setting.”

6. So, What’s News?

SWN?’s About page states: “So, What’s News? is a satirical & fictional news website. Our aim is to inject humor into everyday news to provide respite to readers who have grown weary with mainstream news organization’s partisan, biased and depressing way of presenting news.”

Its most popular satirical story could easily be about Senator Jinggoy Estrada being arrested in the US after trying to smuggle by implanting it inside his breasts. Estrada even issued a statement denying the story.

7. Adobo Chronicles

In its About Us page, Adobo Chronicles says that it is “your source of up-to-date, unbelievable news.” But now, the site has adopted a format to help its readers distinguish fact from fiction. Statements in italics are facts; the rest are fiction.

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Re: Watch out for these fake and satire sites
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2016, 03:56:54 PM »

TECH FEATURES

Visa-free travel to Australia, Duterte's bulletproof BMW, and other fake stories online

These dubiously-named websites trick people into believing that they're affiliated with established news companies

Gelo Gonzales
November 07, 2016
 
MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Mimicry, as a survival method, is a known technique in the animal kingdom. Some predators copy the appearance of harmless creatures to lure prey. Vice versa, some prey pretend to be a predator to ward off one.

But as some websites prove, mimicry isn't a trick exclusive to the animal kingdom. Witness: sites that blatantly steal the name of established news sites while slightly varying it.

For these sites, the desired effect is that they immediately gain a reader's trust, owing to the presence of a familiar news brand in their name. Those who do not pay enough attention will believe that they're reading or sharing an item from an established news institution.
Republic Act 8485 (Animal Welfare Act of 1998, Philippines), as amended and strengthened by House  Bill 6893 of 2013--- violation means a maximum of P250,000 fine with a corresponding three-year jail term and a minimum of P30,000 fine and six months imprisonment

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Re: Watch out for these fake and satire sites
« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2016, 03:59:16 PM »

Mimicry is deception. Suffice to say, deception is not the hallmark of a website attempting to publish news.

Take a look at some sites pretending to be legitimate news outlets:

1) bbc-channel.com

Site it's trying to mimic: bbc.com

Sample headlines:

"BREAKING: Baby 'Rody Duterte' Named In Duterte's Honor"

"On Service, Clinton Separates Trump From Past GOP Presidents"

"Africa Presidents Magufuli, Mugabe Praise Duterte, Say He Is A 'Hero'"

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Republic Act 8485 (Animal Welfare Act of 1998, Philippines), as amended and strengthened by House  Bill 6893 of 2013--- violation means a maximum of P250,000 fine with a corresponding three-year jail term and a minimum of P30,000 fine and six months imprisonment

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Re: Watch out for these fake and satire sites
« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2016, 04:01:07 PM »

2) cnn-channel.com

Site it's trying to mimic: cnn.com

Sample headlines:

"LOVELY: Billionaire John Gokongwei buys Duterte a customized Bullet-proof 2016 BMW M2"

"Senator De Lima: Youth of Philippines are Lazy"

"16-year-old Canadian To Receive Millions of Dollars From Samsung for Providing Solution for Galaxy Note 7"

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Republic Act 8485 (Animal Welfare Act of 1998, Philippines), as amended and strengthened by House  Bill 6893 of 2013--- violation means a maximum of P250,000 fine with a corresponding three-year jail term and a minimum of P30,000 fine and six months imprisonment

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Re: Watch out for these fake and satire sites
« Reply #11 on: December 11, 2016, 04:03:33 PM »

3) aljazeera-tv.com

Site it's trying to mimic: aljazeera.com

Sample headlines:

"De Lima Says Filipino Youth Are lazy"

"MIRACLE: Georgina Wilson Gives Birth Just 3 Months after Pregnancy and Baby Looks Like 1 year old"

"Ramos Flown to Germany For Medical Care As His Condition Becomes Critical"

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Republic Act 8485 (Animal Welfare Act of 1998, Philippines), as amended and strengthened by House  Bill 6893 of 2013--- violation means a maximum of P250,000 fine with a corresponding three-year jail term and a minimum of P30,000 fine and six months imprisonment

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Re: Watch out for these fake and satire sites
« Reply #12 on: December 11, 2016, 04:05:33 PM »

4) theguard1an.com

Site it's trying to mimic: theguardian.com

Sample headlines:

"VLADIMIR PUTIN: Fidel Ramos Is Blind"

"'I Never Apologized' – Miss Earth Philippines Says Her Account Is Hacked"

"Duterte Attracts More Investors As Bill Gates Invests $20 Billion In The Philippines"

Screenshot:


 
Theguard1an.com has a disclaimer page that tells the reader not to take the website seriously. However, this clarification is not prominently displayed on the site's front page or within the articles. It can only be seen through a link accessed via a dropdown menu that appears under "CONTACT US" – hardly a high-traffic area of any website.

Republic Act 8485 (Animal Welfare Act of 1998, Philippines), as amended and strengthened by House  Bill 6893 of 2013--- violation means a maximum of P250,000 fine with a corresponding three-year jail term and a minimum of P30,000 fine and six months imprisonment

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Re: Watch out for these fake and satire sites
« Reply #13 on: December 11, 2016, 04:53:55 PM »

5) tv-cnn.com (Added Nov 7, 2016)

Site it's trying to mimic: cnn.com

Sample headlines:

"BREAKING NEWS: Australia Announces Visa-Free For Filipino Ordinary Passport Holders"

"Senate Overturns Obama's Veto Of 9/11 Bill"

"Israelis, World Leaders Gather For Peres Funeral"

Screenshot:



Social media users should keep their eyes peeled for sites like these which attempt to associate themselves with known media brands. The 5 here are just a few of the many fake sites out there, and new ones may pop up regularly.

[...] – Rappler.com

http://www.rappler.com/
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