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‘Fake’ News List Includes Breitbart, Other Top Conservatives Sites, No Huffington Post or Slate

An assistant professor at Merrimack College in Massachusetts created a list of “fake news” websites that mixes numerous conservative outlets that routinely publish factual news with those that fabricate stories.

Among the sites listed by Merrimack Assistant Professor Melissa Zimdars are Breitbart, Independent Journal Review (IJR) and The Blaze. Articles from those outlets may require additional scrutiny, but they still produce authentic news reports. Even so, Zimdars includes them alongside objectively fake news websites like abcnews.com.co and MegynKelly.us.

The list circulated widely on social media while Facebook executives discuss whether they should become censors by banning “fake news”. – READ MORE