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Fake News: 'Smallville' Star Did NOT Confess She Sold Children To Rothschilds And Clintons

  • by: Maarten Schenk
  • (Sun, 29 Apr 2018 18:06:19 Z)

Did Smallville actress Allison Mack confess she sold children to the Rothschilds and Clintons during her time in a sex cult? No, that's not true. There are no reliable sources that confirm the news about her 'confession' and the site on which it originated has a long history of taking a piece of real news, copy pasting some other articles about it together and then adding an inflammatory headline and introductory paragraph with made up, unsourced claims.

The Rothschild/Clinton confession story originated from an article published on April 29, 2018 on YourNewsWire titled "'Smallville' Star Confesses She Sold Children To Rothschilds And Clintons" (archived here) which opened:

'Smallville' star Allison Mack has confessed that she sold children to the Rothschilds and Clintons during her time in the child sex cult.

According to police, Allison Mack worked in a senior management position for the Hollywood pedophile cult NXIVM. As second-in-command, it was her job to lure children into the cult in order to sell them to elite Hollywood pedophiles and powerful politicians.

Thefreethoughtproject.com reports: "As alleged in the indictment, Allison Mack recruited women to join what was purported to be a female mentorship group that was, in fact, created and led by Keith Raniere. The victims were then exploited, both sexually and for their labor, to the defendants' benefit," U.S. Attorney Richard P. Donoghue said in a statement.

Screenshot of https://yournewswire.com/smallville-star-sold-children-rothschilds-clintons/

None of the links in the story provide any basis for the claim that Mack confessed to providing children for the Rothschilds or the Clintons. The 'according to police' link goes to a memo about Keith Raniere, (which does mention his earlier history of sexual abuse of a minor) but it doesn't even mention Mack. The other link also doesn't mention any confession by Mack (although it does attempt to make the link between the Clintons, the Rothschilds and the NXIVM group).

YourNewsWire has published several hoaxes and fake news articles in the past so anything they write or publish should be taken with a large grain of salt. Their Facebook page "The People's Voice" recently lost its verification checkmark according to a report from MMFA.

The Terms of Use of the site also make it clear they don't really stand behind the accuracy of any of their reporting:

THE PEOPLE'S VOICE, INC. AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE SUITABILITY, RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, TIMELINESS, AND ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS CONTAINED ON THE SITE FOR ANY PURPOSE.

The site was profiled in the Hollywood reporter where it was described as:

Your News Wire, a 3-year-old website of murky facts and slippery spin, is published by Sean Adl-Tabatabai and Sinclair Treadway -- a Bernie Sanders supporter in 2016 -- out of an apartment in L.A.'s historic El Royale.

RationalWiki described it as:

YourNewsWire (styled as YourNewsWire.com[1]) is an Los Angeles-based clickbait fake news website known for disseminating conspiracy theories and misleading information, contrary to its claimed motto ("News. Truth. Unfiltered").[1]

A while ago we also reported that YourNewsWire had rebranded itself as NewsPunch by changing its domain name in an apparent effort to evade filtering/blocking. It appears the site has changed back to it's old name in the mean time but you can still see the NewsPunch name in the contact email address in the footer.

We wrote about yournewswire.com before, here are our most recent articles that mention the site:

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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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