All Bass Pro Shops Are Closing-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
Reports that All Bass Pro Shops stores are closing down have gone viral on social media.
A website that lets people publish fake news stories to prank their friends is behind the hoax that all Bass Pro Shops stores are closing.
Rumors of Bass Pro Shops’ demise went viral on Facebook in mid-February 2016. A post that was widely shared claimed that all Bass Pro Outdoor World locations would close for good on July 8th.
When readers click on a link to read the story, however, they’re redirected to a prank website that say “You got owned”:
Within days of the hoax being posted, nearly 1 million people had clicked on the link. But the claim that Bass Pro Shops will be closing for good is completely false.