Last updated on April 29th, 2021 at 12:41 pm
These sources exclusively use humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people’s stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues. Primarily these sources are clear that they are satire and do not attempt to deceive. See all Satire sources.
- Overall, we rate Real Raw News a satire website based on proper disclosure of their intent to publish satire articles.
Bias Rating: SATIRE
Factual Reporting: N/A
Country: USA (45/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: N/A
Launched in 2020, Real Raw News is an anonymously run satire website. According to their about page, “Real Raw News (realrawnews.com) is an award-winning independent publisher dedicated to exposing political and scientific corruption.” They also disclaim, “Segments of this website may contain humor, parody, or satire. We have included this disclaimer for our protection, on the advice of legal counsel.”
The primary author appears to be Michael Baxter.
Funded by / Ownership
Real Raw News does not disclose ownership. Donations generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Real Raw News publishes satirical articles for the purpose of either duping conservatives into sharing them on social media or to entertain. We previously listed this source as an extreme right biased questionable source; however, they now properly indicate they are satire. Although they disclaim, they are a satire website, many fact-checkers have reviewed their claims (see below). The headlines alone provide ample evidence such as this Hillary Clinton Hanged at GITMO. This update moves Real Raw News from Questionable to Satire based on proper disclosure that the content is satirical.
Failed Fact Checks
- Did Delta Force raid a “Biden compound” in Ukraine, and did they recover gold bullion, drugs, and weapons? – False
- Trump Assassination Foiled, Deep State in Panic Mode! – False
- On March 2, 2021, U.S. Navy SEALs arrested Hillary Clinton on suspicion of treason. – False
- Hillary Clinton found guilty by military tribunal on 5th day of trial. – False
Overall, we rate Real Raw News a satire website based on proper disclosure of their intent to publish satire articles. (D. Van Zandt 1/6/2021) Updated (4/29/2021)