"Celebrities Moving to Your Town" Network
In December 2016, BuzzFeed News reported on a large network of fake news sites. They tied them together to a single shared AdSense ID controlled by a man named Justin Smithson. They qualified this by adding:
There is of course a chance that Smithson registered those sites on behalf of someone else, who then added AdSense and went on to later launch the network of fake sites. Or that Smithson handed over his AdSense account to someone else.
As of October 2017, most of these sites no longer exist.
“The True Story Behind The Biggest Fake News Hit Of The Election” (BuzzFeed News, December 16, 2016)