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Nonsensical Fake-News Story Claims McDonald's Nuggets made from Aborted Fetuses


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According to a report that is circulating rapidly via social media, a McDonald's store in Alabama has been closed after health inspectors found a large collection of aborted fetuses and assorted body parts in rooms underneath the building. The report claims that the owners of the franchise were making their own 'chicken' nuggets out of the aborted fetuses. Supposedly, the fetuses were bought from a local Planned Parenthood clinic.

Not surprisingly, however, the story is utter nonsense. No such discovery has been made and, of course, there are no credible news reports about such a case.

In fact, the report is a work of fiction that comes from an obnoxious fake-news publication called 'News 8'. The site attempts to present itself as a legitimate TV news channel website. It makes no effort to alert readers that some of its material is made up. And, to confuse the issue further, the site also publishes some factual stories.

Thus, at least a few recipients will believe that the fictional material that the site publishes is genuine news and pass it on to their friends.

The story is reminiscent of an earlier fake-news story that claimed that McDonald's burgers were made from stolen children.

News 8 is just one among a growing number of clickbait fake-news sites that have appeared online in recent years. It is wise to verify any strange or unusual 'news' stories that come your way before you share them. Searching a news aggregator service such as Google News will usually reveal if a circulating report is true.

   

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Over 600 Aborted Fetuses Found In Storage Freezer Of Alabama McDonald’s – Restaurant Closed

News 8 – A gruesome discovery has taken place in the basement of a Mobile, Alabama McDonald’s restaurant. Health inspectors found the restaurant was substituting “chicken” with aborted fetuses purchased from the local Planned Parenthood clinic.

McDonald’s aborted fetuses fake news story



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Last updated: August 17, 2015
First published: July 20, 2015
By Brett M. Christensen
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References
FAKE-NEWS: Over 600 Aborted Fetuses Found In Storage Freezer Of Alabama McDonald’s – Restaurant Closed
NONSENSE - 'McDonalds Using Human Meat'
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