By Charla Lord
Wanna good laugh? Who doesn’t, really? Wandering the cubes of Monsanto, you may find one or two employees sharing the meme of the day or the latest viral video. Finding something funny online is easy. But when a joke is written as if it’s a news story, it can be hard to know when to laugh.
You’ve read their headlines, clicked on the articles and maybe even sent them on to friends. Stories from online fake news outlets are designed to give us something so entertaining or outrageous that tweets fly about it and we will all flood Facebook with a link to the article’s site. The Onion has been in the satirical news business for years, and few would mistake Dolphin spends amazing vacation swimming with stockbroker as a real news story.
But what if someone sent you a story from the website World News Daily Report? Would you believe it? Please don’t. Not even World News Daily Report editors want you to as they proudly state on their disclaimer page:
“WNDR assumes however all responsibility for the satirical nature of its article and for the fictional nature of their content. All characters appearing in the articles in this website – even those based on real people – are entirely fictional and any resemblance between them and any persons, living, dead, or undead is purely a miracle.”
So, laugh out loud at fake stories like those below that feature Monsanto … we do (occasionally)! But, if you ever have trouble separating fact from funny, check back here. We’ll keep you updated on those false stories circulating online that are not fit to print as real news.
- Genetically Modified Ants Could Replace Honey Bees, Claims Monsanto Expert, June 2015
- Monsanto Creates First Genetically Modified Strain of Marijuana, April 2015
- Doctors Confirm First Human Death Officially Caused by GMOs World News Daily Report January 2015
- Monsanto Harvest-Resistant Corn Now Engulfing Most of Midwest, October 2014
- Monsanto Develops Hardier Strain of Corn that Yields 4 Times Normal Litigation, February 2014
- Monsanto Lab on Lockdown After Scientists Find Shattered Tomato Containment Unit, January 2016
- Monsanto cucumbers cause genital baldness, November 2012
- Monsanto plans to poison everyone with GMO bananas laced with pyridoxine, November 19, 2015