False rumors about WWE wrester Big Show being shot and killed in the ring started out as satire and as later mistaken for actual news.
False rumors that Bernie Sanders introduced a bill requiring Christians holding public office to wear scarlet crosses are based on a satirical article.
False claims about Congress passing the American with No Abilities Act stem from a satirical report that appeared in The Onion in 1998.
President Trump hasn’t signed an order prohibiting impeachment, that rumor started with a website that publishes political satire.
A prank website is behind false reports that Taco Bell filed for bankruptcy and will close all restaurants in 2017 and 2018.
Satirical reports that an African pastor was eaten by a crocodile while trying to walk on water like Jesus have been mistaken for factual news.
A fake news website is behind false reports that Malia Obama was arrested in Chicago in May 2017.
A Christian news satire site is behind false reports that Joel Osteen jumped from a stage to prevent a man from opening a bible.
A fake news report about a tornado carrying a mobile home 130 miles with a family safely inside re-surfaced in 2017 after deadly tornados in Texas.
Contrary to reports, President Trump has not signed an executive order banning Saturday Night Live because the show is un-American.