This week there are stories about poison cheesecake, a CNN spin machine, and Obama's UN ambitions.
Posted on March 2, 2018, at 12:56 p.m. ET
The 80-pound raft fell from a helicopter and smashed through a Florida woman's roof, narrowly missing her. A military spokesperson told BuzzFeed News they can't speak to how it happened.
The website that published this news, Babylon Bee, labels itself as satire. People took the story literally anyway, Snopes reports.
The church said the AR-15 rifles represent the "rod of iron."
The article was published by Your News Wire, a website notorious for spreading fake news, Snopes reports.
There are no credible reports of this kind of "campaign," and other stories on the website that claimed this are flat out false, Snopes reports.
The Russian woman, who has been indicted but not convicted, gave the cheesecake as a gift to the victim, BuzzFeed News reports. After eating it, the victim became ill but did not die.
The font in the fake tweet doesn't match the one used by Twitter and there is no record of Hogg ever tweeting that message, Snopes reports.
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