Create fake or imposter news sites

From ADTAC Disinformation Inventory


Modern computational propaganda makes use of a cadre of imposter news sites spreading globally. These sites, sometimes motivated by concerns other than propaganda--for instance, click-based revenue--often have some superficial markers of authenticity, such as naming and site-design. But many can be quickly exposed with reference to their ownership, reporting history and advertising details.


  • ‌Local news sites that are unknown to local residents


  • ‌Pink slime
  • A prominent case from the 2016 era was the Denver Guardian, which purported to be a local newspaper in Colorado and specialized in negative stories about Hillary Clinton.[1]