Today In Fake News: El Chapo Escapes For A Third Time
Check your sources, people.By Eugene Daniels | July 8, 2016
For the third time, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has escaped from a Mexican prison. Except he hasn't. He's definitely still there.
But you wouldn't know that if you looked at your Twitter timeline. Memes and tweets were sent out more than 400,000 times poking fun at the absurdity of El Chapo making a third getaway. And it is absurd — because it's completely false.
It looks like a story from a website calling itself ABC News was one of the first to report on the "escape." Except there's a big issue: The website is full of made-up news. Don't believe me? Let's take a look.