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Fake News Website Conservative Stamp Banned By Hosting Provider After DMCA Blitz

  • by: Maarten Schenk
  • (Mon, 25 Dec 2017 09:44:43 Z)

As we reported in our previous article liberal troll extraordinaire Christopher Blair has been on the warpath against "Conservative Stamp", a "real" fake news website that was stealing content from Blair's network of satirical fake news sites. The campaign already had some successes with Facebook blocking sharing of links to the site and several articles being taken down.

Now it seems Santa brought another big lump of coal to the person or people running Conservative Stamp. The entire hosting account of the site appears to have been suspended by their hosting provider:

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Some of their content is still visible via archive.is. In addition it appears apvtoday.com (google cache archive) is also down. This site was hosted on the same IP address and was also stealing content from Blair. Interestingly enough that site seemed to share a Google Analytics account (UA-104945564) with the website apv.today which is still up at the time of writing. And according to public WHOIS data that last site is owned by a "Zark Gjoshevski" from Veles in Macedonia, the world capital of fake news.

Blair commented on the takedown via one of his Facebook pages.

And thus it ends for "Conservative Stamp". R.I.P. 2017/11/15 - 2017/12/24, barely a month and a half old, died alone on a cold Christmas morning. Cause of death: DMCA'd to death by a troll.

Merry Christmas everyone!

About the author:

Maarten Schenk is our resident expert on fake news and hoax websites. He likes to go beyond just debunking trending fake news stories and is endlessly fascinated by the dazzling variety of psychological and technical tricks used by the people and networks who intentionally spread made-up things on the internet.  He can often be found at conferences and events about fake news, disinformation and fact checking when he is not in his office in Belgium monitoring and tracking the latest fake article to go viral.

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