Michelle Obama is pregnant! Avril Lavigne has died! How do I know this information? Because Twitter told me so!!
The only problem with the two stories is that they are both completely fake having been made up by some prankster hoping to turn the headlines into a viral tweet-fest.
The news of the White House pregnancy comes with an official announcement in a fake publication called the Weekly World News and includes quotes from the White House Press Secretary.
“Michelle Obama is pregnant,” the pranksters allege that White House Press Secretary, Robert Gibbs, told reporters. “She’s about two months into her pregnancy and the President and First Lady expect to have the baby sometime in late July 2011.” The article even goes on to say that the President is hoping for a baby boy!
This is hardly the first time that Twitter spread a viral rumor. Recent hoaxes declared Adam Sandler and Eddie Murphy had died in freak snowboarding accidents. The same snowboard apparently killed of singer Avril Lavigne earlier today! At least this time the Twitter hoax is spreading some happy fake news.
What do you think about the Twitter hoax that Michelle Obama is pregnant?