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Alternative Media Syndicate

"Because the REVOLUTION won't be televised..."

  http://alternativemediasyndicate.net
Summary:

Extremely unreliable clickbait website that steals content, often word-for-word, from other sites.  They do not check the reliability of their sources, and often remove important context from the stolen content.

For example, on August 31, 2017, they published a story titled “Blackwater Founder Erik Prince Implicated in MURDER and GENOCIDE.”  The text of this story is taken verbatim from a 2009 article from The Nation – only the title is changed to be more inflammatory.  The Alternative Media Syndicate  version does not credit The Nation and does not indicate that the story is over 9 years old.

Worse, their information is often “sourced” from publications that are much less reliable than The Nation, such as Gateway Pundit and The Free Thought Project.

Alternative Media Syndicate is not entirely false content, and it isn’t hiding its biases and political perspective. That said, a site that routinely publishes stolen articles without context, and often recklessly reprints poorly sourced stories from unreliable sources cannot be considered a legitimate news source.

2017 Site Sale

Records from Flippa.com, a domain auction site, indicate that the site was sold by its original creator, Reagan Ali, in August 2017.  This screenshot of the Flippa.com listing shows the site’s traffic and advertising revenue.

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WHOIS Info: (fetched November 5, 2017, 12:03 am)
Domain Change Date 2017-11-04
Domain Creation Date 2014-01-23
Domain Registrar GoDaddy.com, LLC

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Domain Name: ALTERNATIVEMEDIASYNDICATE.NET
Registry Domain ID: 1843902242_DOMAIN_NET-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.godaddy.com
Registrar URL: http://www.godaddy.com
Updated Date: 2017-11-04T02:10:05Z
Creation Date: 2014-01-23T02:33:11Z
Registry Expiry Date: 2018-01-23T02:33:11Z
Registrar: GoDaddy.com, LLC
Registrar IANA ID: 146
Registrar Abuse Contact Email: [email protected]
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: 480-624-2505
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Domain Status: clientRenewProhibited https://icann.org/epp#clientRenewProhibited
Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited https://icann.org/epp#clientTransferProhibited
Domain Status: clientUpdateProhibited https://icann.org/epp#clientUpdateProhibited
Name Server: NS55.DOMAINCONTROL.COM
Name Server: NS56.DOMAINCONTROL.COM
DNSSEC: unsigned
URL of the ICANN Whois Inaccuracy Complaint Form: https://www.icann.org/wicf/
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