Current Top Five Fake-News Stories
These days, fake-news 'satire' websites are responsible for a hefty percentage of the nonsense that plagues our social media feeds and inboxes.
Here we list five of the most commonly distributed fake-news stories of the moment. Some are recent. Others were first published many months ago, but have recently resurfaced.
- Lady Gaga Is NOT Moving To Utica, New York
Circulating ‘news’ report claims that pop star Lady Gaga has announced in an interview that she is moving to Utica, New York because she is tired of the LA lifestyle and is seeking a change.
- No, Jim Morrison Has NOT Been Found Alive In A Paris Retirement Home
Circulating report claims that Jim Morrison, frontman of the iconic rock band The Doors, has been found alive in an assisted living facility in Paris, France.
- No, ‘Step Brothers 2’ Is NOT Set To Begin Filming In 2016
Circulating report claims that a sequel to the much-loved comedy film ‘Step Brothers’ will soon begin filming in Richmond, Virginia. A second version claims that the film will begin shooting in Sacramento, California.
- Fake-News: 'Remains of Egyptian Army Discovered in Red Sea'
Circulating 'News' report claims that archaeologists have discovered the remains of a large Egyptian army at the bottom of the Red Sea. The report suggests that the discovery could be evidence for the biblical story describing the parting of the Red Sea by Moses and the subsequent inundation of the Egyptian army when the parted waters returned.
- Fake-News Report Claims That Body Of Homeless Man Was Bob Marley
Circulating report claims that when Jamaican authorities conducted DNA tests on the body of a homeless man found behind a fast food restaurant, they discovered that the man was actually reggae star Bob Marley.
Last updated: March 31, 2016
First published: May 19, 2015
By Brett M. Christensen