No, Eminem Isn’t Moving to Vineland
Fake news! Many people have different definitions of what exactly fake news is. This story about Eminem is literally fake news.
KRGC 11 News reported Eminem made a statement saying:
I’m just tired of the L.A. lifestyle and I feel like, at this point in my life, I’d rather just live in a place full of real, genuine people. I’ve been to Vineland, New Jersey a couple of times over the years and the people there are real… they’re genuine, and yeah every community has its problems but the people there are good, decent people and they care about their community. Those are the things I find most important in deciding where to live. I’m not retiring, I’m just looking for a change in life and I think I’ve found that in Vineland.
Just to be crystal clear. This 100% false.
KRGC 11 News is one of the many “satire news” sites that are popping up online. Unfortunately, many consider them a real news source and take their reporting seriously. What’s worse, is that readers then share the story and the bogus information goes viral.
On the site’s disclaimer page it says:
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In my opinion, while this site and others like it may seem harmless, they really are dangerous.
Face it, we all know people who believe whatever they read and never consider the source. “Satire news” sites are preying on the gullibility of readers and the power of social media. All it takes is a good amount of shares, and complete nonsense is everywhere.
In a world where the words “fake news” are used all the time, we all have to be careful what we believe, and more importantly pass along.