RedFlag now listed on Wikipedia's "List of fake news websites" [UPDATED]
Response by Eddie Savage: Since anyone can edit a Wikipedia page, which is why it in and of itself should be considered "Fake News" when using it as a reliable source, I went in and removed us from their bogus list of "Fake News" sites.
Interestingly enough, they listed two sources for us. One was a Snopes article about fake news in which we didn't even appear, and the other was a U.S. News article. We occasionally aggregate from U.S. News, like this article from the same authors that listed us as "fake news", so does that make them "fake news" too? The website U.S. News sourced their list of fake news sites to avoid from lists RedFlag News as a "Click Bait" page, while the U.S. News article called us "propaganda". Propaganda for whom? Conservatives?
I disagree with the click bait title. While we sometimes try to come up with interesting sounding headlines, as all news outlets do, they are most definitely related to the actual story. Heck, most of the time we just use the same headline as the original article, just like with the U.S. News article we link to above.
If U.S. News thinks were are "Fake News", then so are they. If we are propaganda, then so are they. If we are Click Bait, then so are they. The big argument with fake news is that it dupes readers into believing false information as fact, knowing the reader is likely not going to do any fact checking on their own. Had Rachel Dicker done any fact checking of her own, she wouldn't have listed us as fake news. Maybe that's why mainstream media is pushing so hard with this fake news narrative. They know readers wont fact check their stories, and they don't bother fact checking them either.
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Badge of Honor?
If you have read anything on RedFlag you know firsthand we are not a "Fake" News website. We have been around since 2009 aggregating the news the liberal media distorts and/or ignores, and always have had strict policy on the stories we post. If you are a Wikipedia editor, we ask for your help with this defamation against RedFlagNews.com by keeping a watchful eye on this list and removing Red Flag News by the leftist frauds trying to tarnish our brand. We do not have access to tech-savvy editors on our team that know the ins and outs of Wikipedia like The Blaze, Infowars, Drudge, WND, Breitbart, etc... hence why we do not have a page.
Thank you for your help!