News satire, also called fake news, is a type of parody presented in a format typical of mainstream journalism, and called a satire because of its content. News satire has been around almost as long as journalism itself, but it is particularly popular on the web, where it is relatively easy to mimic a credible news source and stories may achieve wide distribution from nearly any site. News satire relies heavily on irony and deadpan humor.
... Faking News, originally started as a form of blog, is an Indian news satire website that publishes fake news reports containing satire on politics and society of India ... It is a critique of mainstream news media in India ... Faking News is one of the few websites or blogs in India using the tools of sarcasm and humour to publish news satire, as is widely done in the western ...
... News satire has been posted on the web almost since its inception, with The Onion foremost among recognized news satire site due to its enduring and profitable business model ... has become virtually synonymous with online satire its content is syndicated through mainstream media sites such as CNN and CNET ... Today there are hundreds of news satire sites online ...
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