Fake News Terrifies Facebook’s Under-21 Crowd

By Mary C. Long 

SundayTimesDailyABCNewsSpoof650In a sign that not all the young’uns have abandoned “the book,” there’s a fake news scam spreading like wildfire on Facebook aimed specifically at the under 21 crowd — and if you haven’t seen it yet, you will (assuming you’re connected to any of the aforementioned young’uns, that is). And if you’re not connected to many under-21 folks, be sure to share it so it can spread and be shared joyfully by those who are!

A report claiming to be from ABC News, but really from a spoof site calling itself Sunday Times Daily, shared this update (pictured above).

As you can imagine, this sent people into a sharing/commenting/OhMyGodI’mJUSTturning21 tizzy.

But it doesn’t last long. Once they click the link, after a few seconds of shock, the image is replaced with this:

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Joke’s on them! And boy, is it funny, if you’re into that kind of humor (which you definitely should be) — 1.3 million Facebook shares can’t be wrong.

And it gets better: You can create your own fake news to share with the world on Sunday Times Daily, which offers this tip when considering your options: “Celebrities, show business, and sports news seem to be the hottest topics. You need to be creative for your joke to seem real. This way you will be able to trick your friends!” And then you simply click here and fill in this very brief outline to create your very own “joke”:

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Readers: We know your minds are running amok with ideas, so off you go! Share your “news” in the comments if you like. Always fond of a funny.