Hoax of the Week: President Obama’s Teenage Daughter Is Pregnant
Don't believe every headline you see. The latest internet hoax to make its way around social media is that President Barrack Obama's 16-year old daughter Malia is pregnant.
First and foremost, the original article comes from EmpireNews.net, which is a completely entertainment and comedy-based website (although I find very little on that page funny). There is also a disclaimer on the site that clearly reads:
Empire News is a satirical and entertainment website. We only use invented names in all our stories, except in cases when public figures are being satirized. Any other use of real names is accidental and coincidental.
This originally hoax originally started making it's rounds November 28th, but what made this it travel even farther was a fake Facebook account made to look like the official Fox News Channel, which shared the article. At a quick glance, I see how it could fool you. But let's look a little deeper. The fake Fox page only has 161 likes, whereas the official Fox News Facebook has way over 9 million. The official Fox News Facebook is also verified (with the little check mark inside of a blue circle). Also, the fake page isn't even a day old yet (as of December 14th, 2014).