Have You Fallen For Jameel Mendoza’s Fake News Stories? The prolific spoof news pusher has seen his network of satirical news sites prove a big hit with audiences.
During your general website surfing, there is a good chance you will have come across a headline that read “Angry Woman Cuts Off Man’s Penis for Not Making Eye Contact During Sex.” It’s pretty eye catching, so you would know if you’d seen it. Or perhaps you caught the “Woman Puts Poison on Her Vagina to Kill Husband When he Went Down on Her” story. Both of these stories went viral and neither one of them is real.
These are works of fiction; fake news brought to you by a man named Jameel A Mendoza. He is behind one of the biggest networks of fake news websites on the World Wide Web! Jameel creates news satire with many of his headlines doing the rounds at any given time, gaining plenty of shares and commanding big audiences before too long.
The network of satirical news websites that Jameel is responsible for includes ViralMugshot.com, ViralCocaine.com, Celebtricity.com, TMZWorldStarNews.com, TMZUncut.com, TheFRT.com, and SMHWTFNews.com. Even if you haven’t personally entered the URL of any of the above, there is a high chance you have, at least, seen one of the content provider’s “news” stories.
If you haven’t shared an article of this nature, one of your friends might have, as they are the kind of stories a lot will find funny—understanding that it is satire and trying to grab a laugh. On the other hand, you will find some are horrified at what they think is a true piece of news and want to share it out of sheer astonishment! Either way, the content makes its mark.
You can probably guess that Jameel Mendoza’s websites often receive pretty high traffic. People are interested to read the stories behind the headlines—whether they believe it to be real or not. If visitors to the site like what they find, perhaps being a fan of news satire, loading one of Jameel’s websites could become a regular occurrence for their daily humour fix.
There is always the possibility some people will believe the website to be an actual true news format (despite wording around the site telling the reader otherwise). But, ultimately, no matter how this content is consumed—or how long it takes before a user recognises it as fake—Mr. Mendoza seems to have found his niche, and it seems to be working for him – and that is the truth!