This is a list of satirical news websites which have a satirical bent, are parodies of news, which consist of fake news stories for mainly humorous purposes.
The best-known example is The Onion, the online version of which started in 1996. These sites are not to be confused with fake news websites, which deliberately publish hoaxes in an attempt to profit from gullible readers. News satire is a type of parody presented in a format typical of mainstream journalism, and called a satire because of its content. News satire is not to be confused with fake news that has the intent to mislead. News satire is popular on the web, where it is relatively easy to mimic a credible news source and stories may achieve wide distribution from nearly any site.
- Private Eye in printed magazine format existed before the website, and was founded in 1961.
- Keighley, Geoff (2003-08-28). "The Onion: Funny site is no joke - August 29, 2003". CNN. Retrieved 2015-11-22.
- Abby Ohlheiser (2016-11-18). "This is how Facebook's fake-news writers make money". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2018-08-08.
- Joshua Gillin (2017-10-04). "The more outrageous, the better: How clickbait ads make money for fake news sites". Politifact. Retrieved 2018-08-08.