This is all valuable. I wrote for one of the sites put on the black list, and my articles were well-researched with links to sources for everything I said. I can’t argue that the site owner likes clickbait titles, but I was offended to suggest I now have written for a “fake news site.”
I also have to agree with the people at Snopes.com who said that fake news per se was not the major issue. The major issue was that there is no agreed-upon canon of facts. When they try to debunk fake news, they struggle to do so, because legitimate sources are dismissed as just another biased source.