Welfare Recipients Receive Free Cars Rumor-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
Viral reports claim that the White House has announced that welfare recipients will receive a free car through a new “Obama Car” program.
This eRumor is a hoax.
It started with a fake news story published by Empire News in August 2014 that was shared on Facebook more than 338,000 times.
Empire News is a “satirical and entertainment” website, according to its disclaimer.
The report falsely claimed that low-income Americans would be given a vehicle at no cost, as well as a $100 monthly gas card.