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FAKE-NEWS - 'FDA Find Coors Light Beers Laced With Cocaine'

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Report being shared via social media claims that the FDA has discovered that thousands of Coors Light beers across the US have been laced with cocaine.

Beer in glass

Brief Analysis

The claims in the report are false. The FDA has made no such discovery. The bogus report comes from the fake-news 'satire' website None of the stories published on Huzlers have any credibility and they should not be taken seriously.



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FDA Finds Thousands of Coors Light Beers Laced With Cocaine Nationwide; Production Will Stop For 30 Days For Investigation

U.S. - It has been reported by the FDA that cocaine has been found in Thousands of Coors Light beers nationwide.

Coors Light Laced Cocaine

Detailed Analysis

According to a 'news' snippet being shared via social media feeds, the FDA has found that thousands of Coors Light beers across the US have been laced with cocaine.

The message links to a longer article that claims that the FDA became suspicious after thousands of people reported that they felt 'weird' or 'high' after drinking Coors Light.

Supposedly, the FDA has forced the company to stop production of the beer pending further investigations.

Article is Bogus - Originates from Fake-News Website Huzlers

However, the claims in the article are nonsense. The FDA has not announced any such discovery and there are no credible news reports about Coors beers contaminated with cocaine.

The article was first published by the fake-news website, which considers itself satirical.  The site includes the following disclaimer in the footer of its pages: is a combination of real shocking news and satirical entertainment to keep its visitors in a state of disbelief.
Huzlers has been responsible for a string of nonsensical tales that have gone viral in recent months, causing confusion and consternation as they travel.

Huzlers stories are presented as news articles, so many readers are apt to believe and share them. And, in fact, a lot of social media users tend to share the news snippets related to such articles without even clicking the link and visiting the source page.

Thus, these fake reports can circulate far and wide. And, a significant portion of recipients apparently read and share them without ever realizing the stories are just silly - and rather pointless - parodies.

Wise to Verify 'News' Reports Before Sharing

Given the increasing number of fake-news reports that circulate, it is a good idea to verify any 'news' stories that come your way before you share them. In most cases, a quick search of a news portal such as Google News will reveal if a circulating story has any validity.



Last updated: June 18, 2015
First published: September 10, 2014
By Brett M. Christensen
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FDA Finds Thousands of Coors Light Beers Laced With Cocaine Nationwide
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