List of satirical news websites

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This is a list of satirical news websites which have a satirical bent, are parodies of news, which consist of fake news stories, or other humor. They are not to be confused with fake news websites, which deliberately publish hoaxes in an attempt to profit from gullible readers.[according to whom?] In two cases listed here, however, fake news websites (National Report and World News Daily Report) are simultaneously deemed satirical news websites.

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 intent to mislead. News satire is particularly popular on the web,[citation needed] where it is relatively easy to mimic a credible news source and stories may achieve wide distribution from nearly any site. News satire relies heavily on irony and deadpan humor.

The best known example of this type of website is The Onion, which was started in 1996.[1]


List of satirical news websites
Name Country Founded
Awaze Tribune Eritrea 2016
Bbspot United States 2000
Borowitz Report United States 2001
ClickHole United States 2014
Cracked United States 2007
Christwire United States 2008
De Speld Netherlands 2007
Der Postillon Germany 2008
Duffel Blog United States 2012
El Koshary Today Egypt 2008
El Mundo Today Spain 2009
Faking News India 2008
Fognews Russia 2012
Free Wood Post United States 2011
Islamica News United States 1999
Le Journal de Mourréal Canada (Québec) 2012
Khabaristan Times Pakistan 2014
Kyoko Shimbun Japan 2004
Landover Baptist Church United States 1998
Le Gorafi France 2012
National Report United States 2013
NewsBiscuit United Kingdom 2006 Serbia 2010
Nordpresse Belgium 2014
Private Eye United Kingdom 1990s
Reductress United States 2013
SatireWire United States 2010
ScrappleFace United States 2002
Southend News Network United Kingdom 2015
The Babylon Bee United States 2016
The Beaverton Canada 2010
The Betoota Advocate Australia 2014
The Civilian New Zealand 2013
The Chaser Australia 1999
The Daily Bonnet Canada 2016
The Daily Currant United States 2012
The Daily Mash United Kingdom 2007
The Daily Squib United Kingdom 2007
The Daily WTF United States 2004
The DailyER United States 2008
The Onion United States 1996
The Oxymoron United Kingdom 2007
The Poke United Kingdom 2002
The Rochdale Herald United Kingdom 2016
The UnReal Times India 2001
Topeka News United States 2008
Waterford Whispers News Ireland 2009
Weekly World News United States 2009
World News Daily Report Canada 2013
Zaytung Turkey 2010

Note: The printed format of Private Eye was founded in 1961, which is not the same as when their website was first created.

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  1. ^ Geoff Keighley Business 2.0 (2003-08-28). " - The Onion: Funny site is no joke - August 29, 2003". Retrieved 2015-11-22.