DNA Tests Reveal Mailman Fathered 1,300 Children-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
Reports that DNA tests reveal a retired postman fathered more than 1,300 illegitimate children along his mail routes in Tennessee have gone viral.
A fake news website is behind false reports that a mailman fathered more than 1,300 illegitimate children.
The website, World News Daily Report, published a story headlined, “DNA Tests Prove Retired Postman Has Over 1,300 Illegitimate Children,” that reports:
Nashville, TN | An 87-year-old former postman has been proven to have fathered over 1,300 illegitimate children after a private investigator hired by a Tennessee family discovered the shocking truth.
The investigation that has gathered thousands of DNA samples and testimonies over a 15-year period ultimately proves the man is the father to literally thousands of illegitimate children in the region.
A photo that accompanies the story shows a 97-year-old World War II veteran named Ben Ludlow, Sr., who made headlines after he was mugged outside a shopping center in 2012 — not the wandering postman, as the fake news report claims.
Aside from that, World News Daily Report identifies itself as a “satirical” in its disclaimer and says that it’s not responsible for “incorrect or inaccurate information.”