Skeptiko has been blacklisted

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There is a note, stating:
Remember: Our list includes only sites whose stories are demonstrably false — not merely biased or partisan.
Now I don't necessarily agree with everything which appears here. Nevertheless, Skeptiko is primarily a discussion site, isn't it? It seems even evaluating a topic, discussing it, is reason for blacklisting. Something doesn't quite add up.
 
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Morven,

Thanks for discovering that! It is awful that we now need RT to tell us stuff that our governments are censoring, just as in the past people in Eastern Europe tuned into the BBC to get the truth I expect some of the other blacklisted sites may be of interest - so here is the complete list! Bear in mind that some sites might be genuinely dodgy in some way.

Enjoy!

100percentfedup.com bias
12minutos.com fake FN 330
21stcenturywire.com fake
24aktuelles.com fake FN
4threvolutionarywar.wordpress.com conspiracy
abovetopsecret.com conspiracy OS 25
abriluno.com fake
aceflashman.wordpress.com satire OS 4
acting-man.com conspiracy
actionnews3.com fake SN 1
activistpost.com conspiracy
actualidadpanamericana.com satire OS
addictinginfo.org clickbait
adflegal.org unreliable OS 235
adobochronicles.com satire FN
aheadoftheherd.com bias OS 2
ahtribune.com bias
allnews4us.com fake FN
allnewspipeline.com fake
alt-market.com conspiracy
alternativemediasyndicate.net fake FN
americablog.com bias
americanborderpatrol.com unreliable OS 5
americanfreepress.net conspiracy
americanjournalreview.com unreliable FC 322
americanlookout.com bias
americanpatriotdaily.com bias
americanthinker.com bias OS 15
americantoday.news bias
americasfreedomfighters.com fake
americaslastlineofdefense.org unreliable FC
ammoland.com bias OS 17
amren.com unreliable OS 65
amtvmedia.com unreliable OS 1
ancient-code.com unreliable OS 62
anews24.org fake OS
angrypatriotmovement.com fake
anonews.co unreliable OS 113
anonhq.com unreliable OS 173
antiwar.com bias
asia-pacificresearch.com unreliable
assassinationscience.com conspiracy OS 4
associatedmediacoverage.com satire OS
attitude.co.uk unreliable PF 100
awarenessact.com conspiracy
awazetribune.com satire OS
awdnews.com conspiracy OS 151
awm.com bias
barenakedislam.com unreliable OS 122
barnesreview.org unreliable OS 1
bb4sp.com fake
beforeitsnews.com fake
benjaminfulford.typepad.com fake PF 1
bigamericannews.com fake
bighairynews.com fake
bipartisanreport.com bias
blackagendareport.com unreliable OS 170
blackgenocide.org conspiracy
blacklistednews.com clickbait
blingnews.com unreliable FC 3
bluenationreview.com clickbait
breaking911.com clickbait
breakingnews247.net fake FN
breakingnews365.net fake FN
breakpoint.org unreliable OS 348
breitbart.com bias
brokenworldnews.com satire FN
burrardstreetjournal.com satire FN
callthecops.net satire FN
canadafreepress.com conspiracy
cannasos.com fake
cap-news.com fake
cbinfo24.com unreliable FC 2
centerforsecuritypolicy.org conspiracy
channel18news.com fake OS
channel22news.com fake FN
channel23news.com fake
channel24news.com fake FN
channel28news.com fake FN
channel33news.com fake FN
channel34news.com fake FN
channel45news.com fake FN
charismanews.com bias OS 72
checkoutthehealthyworld.com clickbait
christwire.org fake
chronicle.su satire FN
citizensunited.org bias OS 1
cityworldnews.com fake FN
civictribune.com fake FN
clashdaily.com fake
clickhole.com satire FN
cnnnext.com unreliable OS 1
cnoticias.net fake FN
cnsnews.com bias
coasttocoastam.com fake
coed.com fake
collective-evolution.com fake
commondreams.org clickbait OS 20
concisepolitics.com conspiracy OS 1
consciouslifenews.com unreliable OS 220
conservapedia.com bias OS 117
conservativeangle.com unreliable FC 1
conservativebyte.com fake
conservativedailypost.com fake
conservativefighters.com fake FN
conservativefiringline.com conspiracy
conservativehq.com bias OS 676
conservativepapers.com bias OS 3
conservativepost.com unreliable FC 775
conservativerefocus.com conspiracy OS 650
conservativespirit.com fake
corbettreport.com conspiracy OS 93
countdowntozerotime.com conspiracy OS 3
countercurrents.org unreliable OS 255
counterjihad.com bias OS 2
counterpsyops.com fake
cowgernation.com conspiracy
creativitymovement.net unreliable OS 3
cryptogon.com conspiracy
dailybuzzlive.com fake FN
dailycaller.com bias
dailydiscord.com satire FN
dailyheadlines.com fake OS 3
dailyheadlines.net fake OS 428
dailykos.com clickbait OS 4
dailynews11.com fake FN
dailynewsposts.info fake OS
dailyoccupation.com conspiracy
dailysignal.com bias OS 43
dailysnark.com satire OS
dailysquib.co.uk satire FN
dailysurge.com fake OS
dailytelegraph.com.au bias OS
dailywire.com bias OS 2
darkmoon.me bias
dataasylum.com conspiracy OS 2
davejanda.com unreliable OS 1
davidduke.com unreliable OS 319
davidwolfe.com conspiracy OS 78
dcclothesline.com conspiracy OS 144
dcgazette.com fake OS 3
deadlyclear.wordpress.com fake
debunkingskeptics.com conspiracy
defenddemocracy.press bias OS 845
democraticmoms.com fake PF 612
democraticunderground.com fake PF 19
derfmagazine.com satire FN
disclose.tv fake
diversitychronicle.wordpress.com satire OS 10
dollarvigilante.com bias OS 369
donaldtrumpnews.co fake OS 5
dont-tread-on.me conspiracy OS 5
downtrend.com fake
drrichswier.com bias
drudgereport.com bias OS 690
duffelblog.com satire FN
duhprogressive.com satire FN
dutchsinse.com conspiracy OS 736
eaglerising.com bias
economicnoise.com unreliable OS 2
educate-yourself.org conspiracy OS 189
educateinspirechange.org clickbait
electionnightgatekeepers.com conspiracy
elelephantintheroom.blogspot.com bias OS
elitereaders.com clickbait OS 73
elkoshary.com satire OS 6
elmundotoday.com satire OS 49
empireherald.com fake
empirenews.net fake
en-volve.com fake
endoftheamericandream.com fake
endtime.com bias
eutimes.net conspiracy
ewao.com unreliable OS 224
experimentalvaccines.org conspiracy
expose1933.com conspiracy OS
express.co.uk unreliable OS 596
eyeopening.info conspiracy OS 1
factrider.com unreliable PF 5
fakingnews.com fake
famousviralstories.com fake FN
farmwars.info fake
fbnewscycle.com unreliable FC 140
federalistpress.com bias OS 11
fellowshipoftheminds.com conspiracy
financialsurvivalnetwork.com bias
firearmscoalition.org bias OS 6
fognews.ru satire OS 3
foodbabe.com unreliable OS 150
freebeacon.com bias OS 21
freedomoutpost.com conspiracy
freedomsfinalstand.com fake PF 2
freedomsphoenix.com conspiracy
freedumjunkshun.com satire FN
freeinfomedia.com fake PF 17
freerepublic.com unreliable PF 21
fridaymash.com satire OS
fromthetrenchesworldreport.com conspiracy
frontpagemag.com bias OS 53
gaia.com conspiracy OS 18
galacticconnection.com unreliable OS 123
gangstergovernment.com conspiracy
gatesofvienna.net conspiracy
gellerreport.com unreliable FC 70
geoengineeringwatch.org conspiracy
givemeliberty01.com fake PF 4
globalresearch.ca conspiracy OS 26
godlikeproductions.com conspiracy OS 12
govtslaves.info fake
greanvillepost.com conspiracy OS 499
greenmedinfo.com unreliable OS 55
guccifer2.wordpress.com unreliable OS 3
gulagbound.com bias OS 2
halfwaypost.com satire PF 583
hangthebankers.com conspiracy OS 596
healthimpactnews.com bias
healthnutnews.com unreliable OS 85
healthy-holistic-living.com clickbait
heartland.org bias OS 314
heightpost.com unreliable PF 5
henrymakow.com conspiracy OS 66
higherperspectives.com unreliable PF 54
holyobserver.com satire OS 4
horowitzfreedomcenter.org bias OS
humansarefree.com conspiracy OS 96
huzlers.com fake
icr.org unreliable OS 114
ideaspots.com unreliable PF 1
ihr.org unreliable OS 335
illuminati-news.com conspiracy OS
ilovemyfreedom.org bias
immediatesafety.org fake OS 3
in5d.com unreliable OS 111
independentminute.com unreliable PF 329
indiatimes.com unreliable PF 214
infiniteunknown.net conspiracy OS 549
informationclearinghouse.info conspiracy
informetoday.com bias
infostormer.com fake
infowars.com fake
intellihub.com conspiracy
intrepidreport.com bias OS 1
investmentresearchdynamics.com conspiracy OS 950
investmentwatchblog.com fake
islamicanews.com satire OS 14
itaglive.com fake FN
jamesrgrangerjr.com bias OS 14
jesus-is-savior.com conspiracy OS 125
jewsnews.co.il fake
jihadwatch.org conspiracy OS 44
jimstone.is fake
journal-neo.org bias OS 128
judicialwatch.org bias OS 52
kagfeed.com unreliable FC 856
katehon.com bias OS 186
knowledgeoftoday.org conspiracy OS 1
ladylibertysnews.com fake PF 7
lewrockwell.com bias
liberalbias.com satire OS 7
liberaldarkness.com fake
libertyblitzkrieg.com fake OS 574
libertynews.com bias
libertytalk.fm conspiracy OS 3
libertyunyielding.com bias OS 214
libertyvideos.org conspiracy OS
libertywriters.com fake FN
lifenews.com bias
lifesitenews.com bias
lifezette.com clickbait OS 16
liveactionnews.org bias OS 10
liveleak.com fake FN
livevote.com clickbait OS 7
loanpride.com clickbait
londonwebnews.com unreliable FC
lovethispic.com clickbait OS 49
lushforlife.com satire OS 8
macedoniaonline.eu unreliable PF 2
mad-yet.blogspot.com unreliable OS
madpatriots.com clickbait
madworldnews.com fake
meanlefthook.com bias
mediamass.net fake OS 37
mentor2day.com fake
militianews.com conspiracy
mminfo24.com unreliable FC
moonofalabama.org bias OS 65
mrc.org bias OS 197
myfreshnews.com fake
nation.com.pk unreliable PF 27
nationalreport.net fake 9
nationalufocenter.com conspiracy OS 1
nationalvanguard.org unreliable OS 138
naturalblaze.com conspiracy
naturalnews.com fake
naturalnewsblogs.com unreliable OS 289
neonnettle.com fake
news4ktla.com fake
newsbiscuit.com satire FN
newsbreakers.org satire OS 13
newscorpse.com bias OS 1
newsexaminer.net fake
newsfrompolitics.com fake OS
newsjustforyou1.blogspot.com fake PF 2
newslogue.com fake
newsmax.com bias
newsmutiny.com fake
newspunch.com fake
newstarget.com fake
newstoad.net satire OS 13
newsuptoday.com fake PF 3
newswatch28.com fake OS 12
newswire-24.com unreliable OS
newswithviews.com fake
newzmagazine.com fake PF 1
nomorefakenews.com conspiracy OS 643
northcrane.com unreliable OS
notallowedto.com fake
noticias-frescas.com fake FN
notizzia.com fake FN
now8news.com fake FN
nowtheendbegins.com conspiracy OS 70
nutritionalanarchy.com unreliable OS 4
oathkeepers.org bias OS 285
objectiveministries.org satire OS 6
occupydemocrats.com bias
occupyliberals.com bias
off-guardian.org conspiracy
offgridsurvival.com conspiracy
oftwominds.com conspiracy
onepoliticalplaza.com fake OS
orientalreview.org conspiracy
other98.com bias
pakalertpress.com fake OS 5
palmerreport.com bias OS 19
patriotchronicle.com bias
patriotcrier.com fake PF 3
patriotnewsdaily.com satire OS 719
patriotpost.us bias OS 169
patriotrising.com conspiracy
patriotupdate.com conspiracy
paulcraigroberts.org conspiracy
pjmedia.com bias OS 9
platosguns.com conspiracy
politicalcult.com conspiracy
politicalgarbagechute.com satire FN
politicalmayhem.news fake PF 10
politicalsitenews.com fake OS
politicot.com fake 549
politicususa.com clickbait
pollhype.com bias
postcard.news unreliable PF 101
postillon.com unreliable FC 8
pravda.ru conspiracy
pravdareport.com conspiracy
prepperwebsite.com fake
presstv.com bias
prisonplanet.com conspiracy OS 62
private-eye.co.uk unreliable FN 225
progressivestoday.com bias OS
projectveritas.com bias
puppetstringnews.com fake
rawstory.com clickbait OS 5
react365.com fake FN
reagancoalition.com fake
realfarmacy.com conspiracy
realnewsrightnow.com fake 351 510
realtimepolitics.com bias
rearfront.com fake PF 67
redstate.com clickbait OS 26
redstatewatcher.com bias
reductress.com satire FN
remedydaily.com clickbait OS 120
rense.com conspiracy OS 40
reporter.bz fake SN 2
responsibletechnology.org unreliable OS 386
returnofkings.com unreliable OS 27
rickwells.us fake
rightalert.com bias
rightwingnews.com bias
rightwingtribune.com fake
rogue-nation3.com fake OS
rt.com unreliable OS 294
rumormillnews.com conspiracy OS 70
russia-insider.com bias
rwnofficial.com unreliable FC 80
satirewire.com satire FN
sensationalisttimes.com satire OS 18
shareblue.com bias
sheepkillers.com conspiracy OS
silverbearcafe.com conspiracy OS
silverdoctors.com conspiracy
silverstealers.net conspiracy OS 15
skeptiko.com conspiracy OS 574
smag31.com fake
sonsoflibertyradio.com conspiracy
sovereignman.com unreliable OS 164
speld.nl satire OS 84
sportspickle.com satire OS 1
sputniknews.com fake
stgeorgegazette.com fake 617
stillnessinthestorm.com unreliable PF 84
stneotscitizen.com satire OS
stormcloudsgathering.com fake OS 1
stuppid.com unreliable
subjectpolitics.com fake
success-street.com fake
tdtalliance.com fake OS
teaparty.org fake
the-postillon.com unreliable
theamericanmirror.com fake FN 41
thebigriddle.com fake
theblaze.com clickbait OS 6
thecommonsenseshow.com fake
theconservativetreehouse.com unreliable FC
thedailymash.co.uk satire FN
thedailysheeple.com conspiracy
thedailywtf.com satire OS 131
theduran.com unreliable OS 52
theeconomiccollapseblog.com conspiracy
theeventchronicle.com conspiracy
thefederalistpapers.org conspiracy
thefreepatriot.org fake
thefreethoughtproject.com conspiracy
thegatewaypundit.com conspiracy
thegoldandoilguy.com unreliable OS 735
theinformedamerican.net unreliable OS 6
thelapine.ca satire FN 3
thelibertybeacon.com conspiracy
thelibertymill.com conspiracy
themindunleashed.com conspiracy
themindunleashed.org conspiracy
themuslimissue.wordpress.com conspiracy
thenationalmarijuananews.com unreliable PF 431
thenewamerican.com bias OS 98
thenewsdoctors.com bias OS 7
thepeoplescube.com satire PF 419
thephaser.com conspiracy OS 244
thepoliticalinsider.com conspiracy
thepremiumnews.com fake PF
theracketreport.com fake
therightscoop.com fake
therightstuff.biz unreliable OS 36
therooster.com unreliable PF 172
therundownlive.com fake FN 7
theskunk.org satire OS 12
thesmokersclub.com unreliable PF 1
thetruthaboutcancer.com unreliable OS 48
thetruthdivision.com fake
thetruthseeker.co.uk fake
thetruthwins.com conspiracy
theunrealtimes.com satire OS 860
thevalleyreport.com satire OS 1
threepercenternation.com fake
thuglifevideos.com fake FN
tomwoods.com unreliable OS 193
topinfopost.com conspiracy
trend-news.com fake FN
trueactivist.com clickbait
truepundit.com bias
trumpbetrayed.us satire FN 213
truthandaction.org conspiracy
truthfeednews.com unreliable FC 112
truthrevolt.org bias OS 434
twitchy.com clickbait OS 15
ufoholic.com conspiracy OS 666
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unconfirmedsources.com satire OS
undergroundworldnews.com fake
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unz.com bias OS 29
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uschronicle.com conspiracy
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vigilantcitizen.com fake
viralcords.com unreliable
viralliberty.com fake
viralnewssocial.com fake FN
wakeupthesheep.com conspiracy OS
wakingtimes.com fake
wallstreetonparade.com unreliable OS 495
washingtonsblog.com conspiracy
waterfordwhispersnews.com satire FN
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weaselzippers.us bias
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weshapelife.org conspiracy OS 5
whatdoesitmean.com fake
whatreallyhappened.com conspiracy OS 45
whowhatwhy.org conspiracy OS 198
whydontyoutrythis.com unreliable OS
wikispooks.com conspiracy OS 202
williambanzai7.blogspot.com satire OS
witscience.org satire OS 14
wnd.com bias
wolfstreet.com unreliable OS 74
wonkie.com satire OS 2
worldnewsdailyreport.com fake
worldtruth.tv fake
x22report.com conspiracy OS 172
yesimright.com fake
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zerohedge.com conspiracy OS 1
zootfeed.com fake

David
 
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I read some of these on at least a semi-regular basis.

duffelblog.com "satire" - duffleblog is like a military oriented version of "The Onion". It's pure humor and, yes, satire. Duh! It's caused me to laugh out loud on many occasions. The would be censors have no sense of humor? I guess it is wrong to laugh when there's so much injustice in the world!

Breitbart?, thefederalistpapers.org ? , rt.com "unreliable"?

Why isn't CNN on the list? Or the NY Times? WAPO? How many retractions have those guys been forced to make recently? And that's only a fraction of the retractions they should have made. And talk about bias! If conspiracy theory gets you on the list, then I'd say that almost the entire mainstream media, except The Hill, Fox News and Breitbart belong on it for going off the deep end with the Russian collusion idiocy - and the democrat party along with them.

Ah! I see now.....

....The Poynter Institute seems to be a leftist organization. It is affiliated with the likes of ""Snopes" and "Politifact" - both of which are heavily Marxist leaning. They probably hired similarly addled college kids to compile the list of targeted sites; that or some programmer spilled too much curry sauce into the AI code that was developed to tease out those who might oppose the glorious revolution. They appear to have withdrawn the list. Skeptiko can breath easy for the moment. BTW, I was unaware that Skeptiko had advertisers. More evidence of faulty brains and/or AI behind the Poynter list formulation.

"In 2019, Poynter used various "fake news" databases (including those curated by the Annenberg Public Policy Center, Merrimack College, PolitiFact, and Snopes) to compile a list of over 515 news websites that it labeled "unreliable." Poynter called on advertisers to "blacklist" the sites on the list. The list included conservative news websites such as the Washington Examiner, The Washington Free Beacon, and The Daily Signal. After backlash, Poynter retracted the list, citing "weaknesses in the methodology."[7] Poynter issued a statement saying "We regret that we failed to ensure that the data was rigorous before publication, and apologize for the confusion and agitation caused by its publication."[8]"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poynter_Institute

They always accuse others of the evil that they, themselves, are doing.
 
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Ah! I see now.....

....The Poynter Institute seems to be a leftist organization. It is affiliated with the likes of ""Snopes" and "Politifact" - both of which are heavily Marxist leaning. They probably hired similarly addled college kids to compile the list of targeted sites; that or some programmer spilled too much curry sauce into the AI code that was developed to tease out those who might oppose the glorious revolution. They appear to have withdrawn the list. Skeptiko can breath easy for the moment. BTW, I was unaware that Skeptiko had advertisers. More evidence of faulty brains and/or AI behind the Poynter list formulation.
Yes, and a board member is Craig Newmark, founder of Craig's List and affiliate/sponsor of Wikipedia and Guerilla Skeptics ....

The attachments between 'entrepreneurs' who all just coincidentally happen to have their businesses explode to success as a monopoly, overnight - is rather astounding.
 
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duffelblog.com "satire" - duffleblog is like a military oriented version of "The Onion". It's pure humor and, yes, satire. Duh! It's caused me to laugh out loud on many occasions. The would be censors have no sense of humor? I guess it is wrong to laugh when there's so much injustice in the world!
Those who call them selves "The Left" hate humour! I think the problem is that when people laugh, they escape the mental straitjacket that those guys like to impose on everyone.

One reason that Trump does so well, is that he is humorous. His Pocahontas joke probably even made many on the Left laugh before they corrected themselves - I mean it simply blows away so much of the pretense on the Left in one silly remark. Someone who is obviously of one race, seriously pretending she is of another is absurd as soon as you think about it.

David
 
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