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Fake News About Married Twins in Mississippi ends up at Many Reputed Media Websites
A recently published shocking news about a couple from Mississippi having issues in conceiving a child finding out that they were twins, has turned out to be a fake news. The news was shocking and more than 30,000 people shared it on Facebook. Major outlets including Daily Mail, Mirror and The Sun published the story. The news was first reported by Mississippi Herald and identity of the couple was kept a secret. The report added that a couple in Mississippi was informed by their doctor that they were twins. It was reported that they separated as twins after their parents died in a car crash.
The news report further informed that the pair reunited at college and had strong relationship as they had many similarities. The name of couple and their clinic was kept confidential for privacy concerns.
However, the latest reports have confirmed that the news as fake.
As per Daily Mail report, “A Jackson, Mississippi, fertility doctor informed the unidentified pair that they were biological twins after he noticed the striking similarities in their DNA. The devastated couple was left at a loss with what to do, as marriage between siblings is outlawed in the southern state.”
The issue will again raise concerns over media outlets rushing to report sensational stories without checking facts. Many prestigious news organizations reported the news on their websites. Fake news have been in focus over the past few months and many political leaders have raised issues with social media websites as well. The story of Mississippi couple will restart debate on responsibilities of media organizations.
People should also check stories before sharing them on social media. A recently conducted survey has revealed that majority of users share content online without completely reading it.