The Weekly World News strikes again! This spoof site has been responsible for several Facebook hoaxes in the past. Their latest story spreading rapidly on Facebook claims that Casey Anthony adopted a 2 year-old girl from Eastern Europe.
Clicking the wall post takes you to the full, yet bogus story:
If you look around this site, you will notice other outlandish and comical stories. This site is similar to “The Onion.” They create silly, spoof stories on mainstream media topics. Just because “Weekly World News” sounds like it is a legit news site, doesn’t mean that it is!
Always take a moment to check the facts before spreading messages and warnings on Facebook. It might save you some embarassment from your friends.
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