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Fake News: Man Did NOT Die From E. Coli After Eating Girlfriends Booty For The First Time

  • by: Maarten Schenk
  • (Fri, 05 Oct 2018 23:26:20 Z)

Did a New York man named Michael Benson die from an E. Coli infection after performing oral sex on his girlfriend for the first time? No, that's not true: the story was made up by a newly launched "satire" website that is a sister site to well known "fauxtire" site Huzlers. None of it is real.

The story originated from an article published by HuzlersMedia (or HMedia) on October 5, 2018 titled "Man Eats Girlfriends Booty For The First Time Dies From E. Coli" (archived here) which opened:

NEW YORK, NY - Michael Benson wanted to try something new in bed to spice things up in bed with his girlfriend who will remain anonymous. After listening to a few Kevin Gates songs he decide it would be a good idea to try this new craze.

Benson admitted himself to the hospital after he felt ill he told doctors he felt fine the day before and had no change in diet or any serious illnesses. Doctors asked him several questions and the only thing he could think of doing differently in his daily routine was eating his girlfriends ass.

Screenshot of http://www.huzlersmedia.com/man-eats-girlfriends-booty-for-the-first-time-dies-from-e-coli/

Users on social media only saw this title, description and thumbnail:

Man Eats Girlfriends Booty For The First Time Dies From E. Coli

NEW YORK, NY - Michael Benson wanted to try something new in bed to spice things up in bed with his girlfriend who will remain anonymous. After listening to a few Kevin Gates songs he decide it would be a good idea to try this new craze. Benson admitted himself to the hospital after he ...

For starters, it seems weird that a story about a man who admitted himself to hospital would be illustrated with a picture of a man getting loaded into an ambulance.

But Huzlersmedia is a sister site of "fauxtire" website Huzlers.com, using the same adverstising tags and being promoted through the same Facebook pages. It carries a disclaimer at the bottom of the page which reads:

Huzlers Media is a satrical blog and user submitted video entertainment site that will have you coming back for more. From the people to the people.

So you probably shouldn't believe anything on the page...

It appears from WHOIS information that the site was only registered two days ago:

Domain Information
Domain:
huzlersmedia.com
Registrar:
NameCheap Inc.
Registration Date:
2018-10-04
Expiration Date:
2019-10-04
Updated Date:
2018-10-04
Status:
clientTransferProhibited

Despite appearing on a completely new site with no history of being credible the hoax story got well over 34,000 engagements on Facebook in just three or four hours.

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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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