Celebtricity Network

In March 2017, BuzzFeed published a report on a large fake news network that they called the “Celebtricity Network,” after the most prominent of their many sites. They identified Jameel A. Mendoza as being involved in this network, and in fact, several of the network’s articles use that name in their fabricated stories (see here, here and here).

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“One Of The Biggest Fake News Networks Doesn’t Do Political Hoaxes” (BuzzFeed News, March 29, 2017)


  • ViralActions

    Clickbait site that often includes dubiously sourced or entirely invented stories. The site is part of what BuzzFeed News calls the “Celebtricity Network.”… Read More

    September 25, 2017
  • ViralStuppid

    Clickbait site that often includes dubiously sourced or entirely invented stories. The site is part of what BuzzFeed News calls the “Celebtricity Network.”… Read More

    September 25, 2017
  • Percecutes

    Clickbait site that often includes dubiously sourced or entirely invented stories. The site is part of what BuzzFeed News calls the “Celebtricity Network.”… Read More

    September 25, 2017
  • MrNewsWatch

    Clickbait site that often includes dubiously sourced or entirely invented stories. The site is part of what BuzzFeed News calls the “Celebtricity Network.”… Read More

    September 25, 2017
  • BadCriminals

    Clickbait site that often includes dubiously sourced or entirely invented stories. The site is part of what BuzzFeed News calls the “Celebtricity Network.” From the site’s footer: Badcriminals.com is the… Read More

    September 25, 2017
  • AreYouSleep

    Clickbait site that often includes dubiously sourced or entirely invented stories. The site is part of what BuzzFeed News calls the “Celebtricity Network.”… Read More

    September 25, 2017
  • AlertChild

    Clickbait site that often includes dubiously sourced or entirely invented stories. The site is part of what BuzzFeed News calls the “Celebtricity Network.”… Read More

    September 25, 2017
  • 20MinuteNews

    Clickbait site that often includes dubiously sourced or entirely invented stories. The site is part of what BuzzFeed News calls the “Celebtricity Network.”… Read More

    September 25, 2017
  • DrugsOfficial

    Clickbait-style fake news site that often includes entirely invented stories. It claims to be “satire” but the content is clearly intended to trick gullible readers.  From the site’s contact… Read More

    September 25, 2017
  • TheFRT

    Clickbait-style fake news site that often includes entirely invented stories. It claims to be “satire” but the content is clearly intended to trick gullible readers.  From the site’s footer: “Thefrt.com… Read More

    September 24, 2017
  • SMHWTFNews.com

    Clickbait-style fake news site that often includes entirely invented stories. It claims to be “satire” but the content is clearly intended to trick gullible readers.  From the site’s contact… Read More

    September 24, 2017
  • ViralSpeech

    Clickbait site that often includes dubiously sourced or entirely invented stories. The site is part of what BuzzFeed News calls the “Celebtricity Network.”… Read More

    September 24, 2017
  • ViralMugshot

    A site that publishes fake news articles, typically about celebrities or salacious topics. The structure and content is extremely similar to the “satirical” site CelebtriCity, and the site shares the… Read More

    September 24, 2017
  • ViralCocaine

    Clickbait site that often includes dubiously sourced or entirely invented stories. It claims to be “satire” but the content is clearly intended to trick gullible readers.  From the site’s footer:… Read More

    September 24, 2017
  • Quality Sharing

    Fake news site that posts invented articles.  The site’s footer text describes it as “the most notorious fauxtire & satire entertainment website in the world.” The content appears to be… Read More

    September 17, 2017
  • ViralDevil.com

    A site that published fake news articles on celebrity themed or extremely salacious topics. The structure and content is extremely similar to the “satirical” site CelebtriCity.  In fact, the site’s… Read More

    April 12, 2017
  • CelebtriCity

    Fake news site that purports to be parody, though it seems clear that its intention is to mislead.  From their contact page: Celebtricity.com is the most dangerous satire website… Read More

    December 5, 2016