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Fake News: Young Buck Did NOT Admit He Is Gay

  • by: Maarten Schenk
  • (Sun, 09 Sep 2018 19:09:34 Z)

Did rapper Young Buck admit to being gay? No, that's not true. First of all, being gay is not something one "admits", as if it were something bad or shameful. It is after all 2018. But even if it were, the news about Young Buck was posted by some joker to a prank website, so it definitely is not real.

The story originated from an article published on NSFNews on September 8, 2018 titled "Young Buck admits he is gay!" (archived here) which opened:

In a secret conversation found out by our sources says that Young Buck admitted that he is in fact gay as shit and loves participating in homosexual activities. He was just shocked thay the truth came to light in the fashion that it did so he tried to deny it. Now the rapper admits that he finally feel freer than Fantasia.

Screenshot of https://www.nsfnews.com/5b92d8386cbae/young-buck-admits-he-is-gay.html

Users on social media only saw this title, description and thumbnail so they may have thought it was from a real news website:

Young Buck admits he is gay!

In a secret conversation found out by our sources says that Young Buck admitted that he is in fact gay as shit and loves participating in homosexual activities. He was just shocked thay the truth came to light in the fashion that it did so he tried to deny it. Now the rapper admits that he finally feel freer than Fantasia.

But the site that published the story is a prank website where users can submit their own headline, description and photo to create realistic looking prank news articles.

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Users don't even need to upload their own image, there is a built-in search function that will pull an appropriate image from Google image search.

The site is part of a larger network of prank sites all using the same basic layout but sometimes in different languages. It appears to be run by a Belgian company named Mediavibes or Media Vibes which is managed by a man named Nicolas Gouriou according to registration records.

Each site in the network comes with a disclaimer (sometimes translated into a different language) that reads:

This website is an entertainment website, jokes are created by users. These are humourous jokes, fantasy, fictional, that should not be seriously taken or as a source of information.

So don't fall for this prank now that we've warned you about it!

We wrote about nsfnews.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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