Satirical articles. Anyone ever fallen for one?
easternedge · 06/10/2018 11:37
Read one about mr tumble leaving CBeebies to present bake off. Shared it on fb and everything.
Anyone ever fell for any? If we are allowed to discuss them that is!
AuntBeastie · 06/10/2018 11:52
Not since I was a child. I’m incredibly careful about it because of the prevalence of fake news, so if I have even a whiff of suspicion I investigate. I’ve believed things while reading them and only twigged at the end, but luckily never gone so far as to share.
At least the one you fell for was totally harmless and reasonably plausible
MeredithGrey1 · 06/10/2018 12:08
Occasionally I see a headline about Trump that could be satirical, unfortunately they are always serious.
Poodles1980 · 06/10/2018 12:10
The best one ever was when the Irish satirical site Waterford Whispers reported that North Korea had launched a rocket mission to the sun. Sky news and some American news sites reported it as real.
Poodles1980 · 06/10/2018 12:11
megletthesecond · 06/10/2018 12:14
I seem to have a good bullshit / urban myth radar.
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