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People Are Falling For A Fake News Story Suggesting Malia Obama Is Pregnant

Obviously BS.

Last updated on December 14, 2014, at 1:22 p.m. ET

Posted on December 14, 2014, at 1:22 p.m. ET

A fake news story about Malia Obama's "pregnancy" from the hoax website EmpireNews.Net has been bubbling around the backwaters of the internet since it was published on Nov. 28, but now a fake Facebook account for Fox News is duping more people.

Facebook/David Mack

Of course, "Fox News Channel" is not the network's official account, which is made even more obvious by the fact it shares only Empire News articles and has 59 likes.

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The "satirical" article, which is steeped in harmful racial stereotypes, has already been thoroughly debunked and mocked by the Washington Post and Snopes.

The Facebook account also appears to be part of a spam phishing attack, with most of the thousands of comments on the Obama story being people automatically tagging four friends.

But that hasn't stopped people sharing their reactions to the "news."

Barack Obama's 16 year old daughter is pregnant oh my lord 🙈

Sam Jones@Sambo_Jones_Follow

Barack Obama's 16 year old daughter is pregnant oh my lord

12:48 PM - 14 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Fox "news" really just shared on their fb an empire news story about Malia Obama being pregnant. Way to go sharing satire as news.

Danielle Brigance@danielleb1221Follow

Fox "news" really just shared on their fb an empire news story about Malia Obama being pregnant. Way to go sharing satire as news.

12:17 PM - 14 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Obama daughter pregnant! Who is responsible for this 😂😂😂

Jalеn.@KingGlowFollow

Obama daughter pregnant! Who is responsible for this

12:06 PM - 14 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

NO OBAMA'S DAUGHTER CAN'T BE PREGNANT NOOOOO

Forrest@ForrestBoySwagFollow

NO OBAMA'S DAUGHTER CAN'T BE PREGNANT NOOOOO

11:57 AM - 14 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Obama's 16 yr old daughter is pregnant? Srsly?! 😳

bernadette@odettecapcooFollow

Obama's 16 yr old daughter is pregnant? Srsly?!

7:13 AM - 14 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

dam somebody got Obama daughter pregnant

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Obama's daughter is pregnant at 16. Nice.

But other users also correctly pointed out that people will believe anything.

If you genuinely believe Obama's daughter is pregnant please have a word with yourself 😂

Jess ✌@jesschandlerxFollow

If you genuinely believe Obama's daughter is pregnant please have a word with yourself

4:16 AM - 14 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Obama's daughter is not pregnant some people are so fucking dumb

⛄️hayley⛄️@mycroftcookieFollow

Obama's daughter is not pregnant some people are so fucking dumb

5:21 AM - 14 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Breaking News: Malia Obama is not pregnant. Hot off the wire: Earth is not being invaded by Martians. Now back to your regular Twitter Feed.

Not Her@litchikFollow

Breaking News: Malia Obama is not pregnant. Hot off the wire: Earth is not being invaded by Martians. Now back to your regular Twitter Feed.

11:58 AM - 14 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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