False claims that Mark Zuckerberg is closing Facebook are based on an edited video that its creator labeled “satire.”
It’s not a federal crime to play Christmas music before Thanksgiving, that rumor came from a satirical website in November 2017.
A satirical website is behind false reports that a federal judge ordered Christian musician Chris Tomlin to stop altering hymns with catchy choruses.
A false report of a Yellowstone lava geyser following earthquakes in Montana and Wyoming in July 2017 were intended to be satire.
Chic-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy didn’t say, “We don’t like blacks either.” A satirical report from 2012 has been routinely mistaken for a factual report.
A well-known fake news website is behind false reports that a cannibal babysitter ate a toddler after smoking crystal methamphetamine.
False reports that Barron Trump won a national science award for his work on the regulation of thermodynamics in shale rock came from a fake news website.
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.