christwire.org is MIXTURE
This website features a mixture of genuine, fake, clickbait and satirical articles, meaning it cannot be trusted as a legitimate source. Many sites classed as MIXTURE are aggregator websites that parse information from third party sources without validating their legitimacy, while others may disguise fake news or satirical articles by presenting them alongside legitimate news.
ChristWire.org typically satirises American religious and far-right values, focusing on issues such as homosexuality, religion and atheism. However the site also publishes a number of legitimate stories, and legitimate stories and fake stories do not contain any obvious disclaimer making it difficult to determine the legitimacy of an article.
Many of the articles on the site can be deemed as fauxtire (satire that isn’t obviously funny from a mainstream perspective and has likely been authored to fool readers rather than entertain them.) There is no disclaimer on the site stating many of the articles are not real.
Many fake headlines from the site have included –
Confirmed: Gays Are Using Snapchat’s New Snap Map Location Feature To Hunt Down Straight Men And Turn Them Gay
Poor People Don’t Need Good Health Care, They Just Need to Pray Harder
A site with a classification of MIXTURE is deemed to be UNRELIABLE
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