YourNewsWire used to be one of the most notorious websites spreading fake news, often by using bits and pieces of real news articles from other websites to create new articles which would then get a headline and introduction that would greatly overstate or even outright lie about what was really happening.
Earlier this year Poynter did a profile about the site:
Facebook's fact-checking product hasn't been a waste of time - but it hasn't exactly been a runaway success, either.
Shortly afterwards we noticed that YourNewsWire's social media reach seemed to have taken a dramatic hit:
Regular readers of this site are doubtlessly familiar with notorious fake news website YourNewsWire.com. Over the years we have debunked countless stories from it, and we are not the only
The trend only seems to have continued: this graph obtained through BuzzSumo shows that since early August the site kept up about the same rate of publishing but nothing the site put out seems to have gone viral anymore:
And now it seems that since November 3, 2018 visitors to the site are being redirected to newspunch.com, which seems to be a rebranded copy of the site, with many of the articles still referencing the old name. The Twitter account associated with the old site has also been retweeting tweets with links to articles on the new domain. The Facebook page used by the owners of the site has also been posting newspunch.com links instead of yournewswire.com ones for about 24 hours now, this seems to have been the first one:
This isn't the first time the site has rebranded using that exact same name, it already happened at least once before for a brief period in 2017:
As of a few hours ago all links to articles on the notorious fake news website yournewswire.com seem to be getting redirected to newspunch.com. The move has not been officially
Just like that time no official announcement seems to have been made about the move.