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Fake Obama Thesis Story Goes Viral, Because Of Stupidity

Jason Linkins in Huffington Post:

Okay, let’s get you up to speed on the incredibly true story about how a bunch of right-wingers got taken in by some satiric blog post on Barack Obama’s college thesis, written ages ago, and frantically presented it as real.

Months ago, some blogger crafted a fake news story about how Time Magazine’s Joe Klein had obtained ten pages of a thesis written by Barack Obama, in which he wrote about how the Constitution was “inherently flawed.”

In the paper, in which only the first ten pages were given to the general media, Obama decries the plight of the poor: “I see poverty in every place I walk. In Los Angeles and New York, the poor reach to me with bleary eyes and all I can do is sigh.”

In part, the future President blames this on the current economic system: “There are many who will defend the ‘free market.’ But who will defend the single mother of four working three jobs.

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Kanye West Death Hoax Takes Internet By Storm

Kanye disses disinfo

From the NME:

A hoax posting on Twitter claiming that Kanye West had been killed in a car crash has taken the internet by storm.

‘RIP Kanye West’ has become the top trending topic on the site and the top Google search term in the USA just hours after someone falsely posted that the rapper was dead.

West‘s girlfriend Amber Rose moved quickly to quash the rumours on her own Twitter page, Twitter.com/DaRealAmberRose.

“This RIPKanyeWest topic is not funny and it’s NOT TRUE!” she wrote. “He has people like myself and his family that love him very much.

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