Friday, September 28, 2018

There's a new "fake news" website called  (Archive here.)

According to WHOIS records, it was registered September 20, 2018.  The WHOIS page also says it's registered to "WhoisGuard Protected."  Here is what the homepage looks like:

Some of the the stories on the fake TMZ site are legit.  For example, their story about Childish Gambino's injury is copy-and-pasted from the real TMZ site.  Other articles on the homepage are outright hoaxes, like this false claim that Hulk Hogan passed away:

(Also, the greatest wrestler of all time is Bret Hart, so that tells you right away the story is sketchy.)

My suspicion is that is related to  That latter site was recently documented by LeadStories.  The site was also registered on September 20, 2018, and it's also registered to "WhoisGuard Protected."


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