Fake news stories
NewsPunch has published false stories, including:
- Stories pushing the debunked Pizzagate conspiracy theory. NewsPunch was one of the first sites to propagate the conspiracy theory, publishing a falsified story that was later used as a basis for Pizzagate's viral spread among the alt-right.
- Claims that the 2017 Las Vegas shootings and Manchester Arena bombings were false flags.
- Anti-vaccination hoaxes alleging that Bill Gates refused to vaccinate his children and "admitted that vaccinations are designed so that governments can depopulate the world".
- Claims that Hillary Clinton's popular vote victory in the 2016 United States Presidential election was the result of voter fraud.
- Allegations that Clinton was responsible for Anthony Bourdain's suicide,