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Saturday, 11 February 2017

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The official world news monitoring body, Mad Magazine, has today confirmed that the website "Fake News" does in fact contain stories that are entirely fake.

Previously used over the past decade as a source of news and stories by organisations such as Reuters, the Press Association, Daily Mirror, Star, Independent, Express and Sun, the site was exposed for containing fake news by a 9 year-old girl from Barnsley, Anna Madeupp-Storie.

It appears Anna read that Tinky-Winky, one of the BBC Tellytubbies, had been appointed to the Labour Party Shadow Cabinet as Shadow Secretary of State for Education. However, Anna, a keen fan of current affairs, already knew that it was in fact the Tellytubby Laa-Laa who had been appointed to the position.

Anna's mother, Anotha, undertook research on the Fake News website and discovered that there were indeed many fake news stories. She said "I was utterly devastated that my daughter had access to what can only be described as fake news."

Some of the other stories unearthed by the Madeupp-Storie family included:

* Wearing clothes to be made illegal in Iran
* ITVbe to be declared a national monument to intelligent television programming
* Little Mix to play their own instruments
* Gerry Adams to be next Pope
* United Nations to actually do something about the ills of the world
* Big four accountancy firms to stop milking the economy
* Comedy panel show to not have Katherine Ryan, Josh Widdicomve, David Mitchell, Ed Byrne, Russell Howard or Romesh Ranganathan as guests

Mrs Madeupp-Storie concluded "I think that there should be no fake news published on "Fake News". it is not fair to readers, many of who have their heads stuck in the mobile phones 24/7 so no longer can differentiate between real and fake news.

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