The Onion To Become A Regular News Website

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  • by: Maarten Schenk
The Onion To Become A Regular News Website

Chicago, IL - In a surprise announcement the management of famous satire website The Onion has announced today it will transition to being a regular news outlet. A statement released to the press read:

In the end simple economics led to this decision. It is just too much work to keep inventing outlandish stories that can compete with all the kooky stuff that is really happening these days.

Simply writing all those things down is way easier and costs us less money so that is what we will start doing from today.

A local area man expressed surprise to our reporter: "The Onion? Satire? I've been getting all my news from them for years, never noticed a thing. Oh, wait, you must be one of these fake news reporters, right?"

Yeah, no, that didn't really happen as you probably guessed by now.

If this is your first time visiting this website: welcome! Usually at Lead Stories we write exclusively about trending hoaxes, fake news and satirical stories that people confuse for real news. And we're quite fast about it too, often being the first site on the scene when fake news strikes. You can read more about how we work here.

But today is April Fools' day so we're letting our hair down a little. Instead of ruining other people's jokes we decided to write a few of our own on this special day. We do hope you enjoyed this little bit of satire (if you did, check out our other April Fools' stories). Tomorrow it is back to fact checking for us.

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  Maarten Schenk

Lead Stories co-founder Maarten Schenk is our resident expert on fake news and hoax websites. He likes to go beyond just debunking trending fake news stories and is endlessly fascinated by the dazzling variety of psychological and technical tricks used by the people and networks who intentionally spread made-up things on the internet.  He can often be found at conferences and events about fake news, disinformation and fact checking when he is not in his office in Belgium monitoring and tracking the latest fake article to go viral.

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