GMA News issued a public advisory to warn the public about a fake news site that tried to imitate their website URL.
“False news is being circulated online under a URL that resembles GMA News Online’s,” GMA News wrote.
“Please be advised that the only links/URLs being used by GMA News are gmanetwork.com, gmanetwork.com/news, and gmanews.tv,” it added.
GMA News was referring to the fake news site gma-tv.com, which even unashamedly uses GMA News Online’s logo.
The trick of imitating established media site’s URL is widely used by fake news sites. These sites include the following:
- bbc-channel.com, bbc101.co.uk, tv-bbc.com, bbctimes.com
These sites are trying to imitate bbc.com.
The real news site is Aljazeera.com.
- tv-cnn.com, cnn-channel.com, cnnalive.com
These fake news sites are trying to mimic cnn.com.
This site is trying to imitate theguardian.com.
This site is trying to imitate dw.com.
These sites are trying to imitate dailymail.co.uk.
This hoax site is trying to mimic thetimes.co.uk.
This site is trying to imitate metro.co.uk.
This site is trying to imitate foxnews.com.
This site is trying to imitate philstar.com.