Look: These Fake News Headlines Will Make You Lose Faith in Humanity or Hate Yourself for Laughing

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Look: These Fake News Headlines Will Make You Lose Faith in Humanity or Hate Yourself for Laughing

No wonder Google finally banned phony news advertising.

Published November 15, 2016

One major takeaway from the 2016 presidential election was that fake news sites are more powerful than one could have imagined. Surely, there were people out there who believed headlines that were 100 percent phony. 

Many corporations like Google and Facebook have realized how detrimental these sites are and have already started to take action. 

Google recently announced that they will no longer offer their advertising services to sites that promote fake news. 

And now that we will hopefully be seeing less fake news, let's celebrate by taking a look back at the most outrageous bogus headlines that became mainstream sensations. 

  1. 1yr Old Baby Survives 2 Weeks Eating Roaches After Mom Dies in Shower
    ME-Housing Photos by Michael Williamson NEG#00000 1/24/08: PHOTOS FROM 2401 ONTARIO ROAD NW: In the apartment of Nora Salas, a cockroach scampers over the crib rail of her 8-month-old grandson (she cares for him). She's lived at 2401 Ontario Road for 10 years and has endured a variety of problems at the building-- but fears that she could not find an affordable place if forced to move.  (Photo by Michael Williamson/The Washington Post/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Michael Williamson/The Washington Post/Getty Images)

    The fake article by thefrt.com alleged that a young girl saved herself from starving to death by eating roaches for two weeks. 

    Right...

  2. Kim Jong-Un Named Sexiest Man Alive
    This undated photo released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on May 10, 2016 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un who was selected as chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea at the 7th Workers Party Congress on May 9, 2016.
North Korean strongman Kim Jong-Un cemented control over his ruling Workers' Party on May 9 with a new role seen as a coronation for the young leader. / AFP / KCNA VIA KNS / KCNA / South Korea OUT / REPUBLIC OF KOREA OUT   ---EDITORS NOTE--- RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO/KCNA VIA KNS" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

THIS PICTURE WAS MADE AVAILABLE BY A THIRD PARTY. AFP CAN NOT INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, LOCATION, DATE AND CONTENT OF THIS IMAGE. THIS PHOTO IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY AFP.  /         (Photo credit should read KCNA/AFP/Getty Images)
    (Photo: KCNA/AFP/Getty Images)

    The article published by satirical news site The Onion was picked up by a Chinese news publication and printed as fact. 

  3. Selfie Shoes Are The New Selfie Stick

    Another mistake commonly made is not looking at the date on which a story was published. This story about selfie shoes was published on April 1 — aka April Fools Day — although USA Today covered the story as true anyway. 

  4. 15 ARRESTS AFTER BRAWL BETWEEN SLIMMING WORLD AND WEIGHT WATCHERS MEMBERS
    (Photos from Left: Slimming World, Weight Watchers)
    (Photos from Left: Slimming World, Weight Watchers)

    An article from the Southend News Network claimed that women belonging to two notable weight loss programs engaged in fight when a space was double booked.

    Incidentally, SNN recently released an official statement taking responsibility for Trump's election win. 

  5. Daycare Busted For Running Toddler Fight Club
    Two one year old boys are sitting in the sand while one grabs the face of the other one while playing.
    (Photo: Mayte Torres/Getty Images)

    Although violence is never the answer, there is something about a toddler fight club that sounds very intriguing. 

    But this story is best suited for a David Fincher sequel because it is as fake as Donald Trump's spray tan. 

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photo: izusek/Getty Images)

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