The Most Hilarious Fake News Sites

Don't Believe Everything You Read

These days, when truth in reporting often seems so much stranger than fiction, opportunities to laugh at ourselves and the state of our affairs -- even if just a little bit once in a while -- may seem rare. However, a small handful of sites exist which bring us just such opportunities, sometimes even slipping in a few revelations in the process.

We're not talking about sites like Fark, a site that compiles funny (true) stories every day for laughs, we're talking about sites that are entirely 100% fake. These stories are often written in such a convincing manner that it might not always be obvious that the content is completely fabricated for your amusement.

Learn more about five of the funniest (and sometimes revelatory) fake news sites online right now, and the next time you come across a news article that seems too strange to be true, remember, it's probably a work of beautiful satire.

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The Onion

The Onion
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Since 1996, The Onion has been delivering a daily dose of satire in the form of fake news stories accompanied by hilarious Photoshopped images. With categories including Politics, Sports, Technology, and Entertainment, you're sure to find something to put a smile on your face while reading "America's Finest News Source."

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The Borowitz Report

The Borowitz Report
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The Borowitz Report is a satirical news parody blog written by humorist Andy Borowitz, a man who was once called "America's satire king" by a legitimate news site, The Daily Beast. 

Every day on the Borowitz Report, which was purchased by New Yorker magazine in 2012, Borowitz posts brief news stories with his signature biting satirical style. He also maintains a ​Twitter page which was named the number one Twitter feed in the world by a Time magazine poll in 2011.

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NewsMutiny

NewsMutiny
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Their tagline is "Satire for the wise, news for the dumb," which sums this site up nicely. Each day, NewsMutiny skewers world events with funny headlines (and occasionally colorful language, often making in NSFW) and brief AP-style stories. 

Subtle bits of humor sprinkle liberally across categories such as Entertainment, World, Local, Home and Garden, and "Advice," including a market watch ticker that lists the daily Dow and NASDAQ figures as "sad" and "grumpy."

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The Spoof

The Spoof
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This satirical news site is slightly different than the others because instead of having a paid staff of funny writers creating the content, the stories are all submitted by the website's readers.