Frequently Asked Questions
Or maybe, it was not meant to be funny at first place. Please don’t expect Santa-Banta type jokes here. News satire is a very different style of comedy – subtle, satirical, sarcastic, irreverent and sometimes even morbid or dark.
Or maybe it was really a bad article. Take your pick.
As we pointed out earlier, news satire can also contain irreverent or dark humor, which is not easily appreciated by everyone, especially in our society. Some people even find it disgusting, but then it has a purpose. Believe us, it’s not aimed at hurting anyone.
Normally you’d express your anger and disgust in the comments section on the website or the facebook page (and in normal cases we would neither delete those comments nor respond to them) but we’d encourage you to write to us if you really feel strongly about something, it would benefit both of us.
The Onion is undoubtedly the inspiration, but news satire or fake news reporting didn’t start with The Onion. Classic English novelist Mark Twain was one the earliest known writers of fake news, who wrote news satire more than a hundred years ago. He had to leave his city after receiving threats as many people believed his fake stories as being truthful!
So you know, this is a dangerous stuff that we are doing, please be considerate in accusing.
But on a serious note, though Faking News started virtually as a personal blog of Pagal Patrakar, it has grown from that position rather quickly and has a team of its own (apart from volunteering contributors and citizen journalists at FN 2.0), and hence the use of “we” or “us” is no longer a fake expression.
and it would be manually approved whenever an administrator reviews it.
If it was deleted, it could have been due to one of the following reasons: irrelevant content, unwarranted foul/hateful language, or invalid e-mail address.
If it’s not downright horrible or senseless, we do try to contact the author on the e-mail address provided before deleting the comment, so please enter a valid e-mail address before commenting.