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Faking News is an Indian news satire website that publishes fake news reports containing satire on politics and society of India. The website also publishes occasional serious articles related to television journalism in India. The website was launched on September 15, 2008.
The website is updated daily in shape of a blog written by a user with pseudonym “pagal patrakar”, which literally means ‘crazy journalist’. It also publishes contributory articles or fake news reports by willing writers.
Faking News is one of the few websites or blogs of India using the tools of sarcasm and humor to publish news satire, as is widely done in the western countries, a trend pioneered by The Onion of USA.
Two of the fake news reports by Faking News, "Unable to attract even a single girl, frustrated man sues Axe" and "Men talking loud on mobile during movies have smaller penises", were mistaken as being genuine by an Indian website Indiainfo.com on 21 October 2009 and were republished on their website. The Axe story was republished by many other websites and blogs in countries other than India, mistaking it to be a true story. Another Faking News report titled "Unable to figure out Google Wave, youngster kills himself" was mistaken as being true by an Indian website OneIndia.com on 10 November 2009.
- ^ About Us | Faking News
- ^ Faking News: India's first news satire website
- ^ Indian Satire And Humor Website Exposes Indian Television Journalism
- ^ Man sues Axe, as unable to get girl
- ^ Loud men have smaller penises
- ^ Demanda a Axe porque no conquistó chicas - Mexican website
- ^ Man sues over lack of 'Lynx effect' - Ananova
- ^ Man sues Lynx after failing to pull in seven years - The Daily Record
- ^ After seven unlucky years, man sues for Axe 'failure' - The Australian
- ^ Fick inga brudar – stämmer Axe - Swedish website
- ^ Man sues Lynx after failing to get girl - ninemsn
- ^ Vadodara youth kills himself over Google Wave
- Faking News website
- Faking News on facebook
- Spoofing it - Deccan Chronicle report on Faking News
- contentSutra report on Faking News
- Hindustan Times report on Faking News
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