Dear Mods: Its rarely worth the battle any longer that phony baloney is so common so I am hoping that the Mods will help get rid of the fake news OPs. This will likely mean a quarter of your posts in the politics forums so there is a risk. But the upside would be getting more donations. It would work like this. When someone posts a fake news story link that is easily re-buffed (meaning they should have researched it better before they posted it) in one of the serious forums like Politics, Current events, or what have you....anyone can "challenge" the OP by donating $5.00 to the USMB (or whatever amount you deem appropriate). They are directed to a form to fill out, they fill out the form citing the fake new story message (it could be the OP or any message). The Mods then do the following: They shut down the discussion for 24 hours or whatever is appropriate They see how easy it is to debunk the OP by doing a Google search of their own or however the challenge is presented. The key is that it needs to be easy to debunk. If it takes more than a few clicks or some digging, maybe let it go; whatever the board standards are/should be is up to you guys, of course. If they agree, they issue a decision saying so. If they disagree, they issue a decision saying so. They can re-open the thread or close it . Maybe they can put an "X" over the person's avatar so everyone knows they have been cited for either posting garbage or making an azz of themselves by calling it fake news. Then, if it keeps up, that member faces suspension.