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Fake News: 17-year-old Teenager Did NOT Sue His Parents For Being Born White

  • by: Maarten Schenk
  • (Sat, 02 Sep 2017 11:11:25 Z)

Fake news website World News Daily Report published an article titled " 17-year-old teenager sues his parents for being born white" which opened:

St-Louis, MO | A 17-year-old is undertaking one of the most controversial lawsuits of the history of the country as he is suing his own biological parents for being born white.

Anthony Dwight, 17, claims he has suffered his whole life from the shame of being born white.

"When I was a kid, I'd spend hours in the shower trying to wash off the white of my skin, but it would never go away," he recalls painfully.

"Isn't there enough white people on this planet already? Haven't we inflicted enough suffering, racism and oppression in this world?" he asked reporters.

The teen in the image is actually Dylan Schumaker who was convicted of murdering his girlfriend's 2 year old son a few years ago.

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On top of that World News Daily Report carries following very clear disclaimer at the bottom of each page:

World News Daily Report assumes all responsibility for the satirical nature of its articles and for the fictional nature of their content. All characters appearing in the articles in this website - even those based on real people - are entirely fictional and any resemblance between them and any person, living, dead or undead, is purely a miracle.

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About the author:

Maarten Schenk is our resident expert on fake news and hoax websites. He likes to go beyond just debunking trending fake news stories and is endlessly fascinated by the dazzling variety of psychological and technical tricks used by the people and networks who intentionally spread made-up things on the internet.  He can often be found at conferences and events about fake news, disinformation and fact checking when he is not in his office in Belgium monitoring and tracking the latest fake article to go viral.

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