Business Insider Falls For Comedian’s Jokes

When President Obama was holding a fundraiser at George Clooney’s house, Ben Hoffman was live tweeting the event. The only problem? Ben Hoffman was never at the event. Several news groups picked up the story and reported on what he tweeted. Business Insider had published a story, but appears the story may have been removed. Ben Hoffman’s tweets have also gotten attention from the Secret Service, because they asked him to remove a tweet involving a joke about John Travolta that President Obama supposedly told. The Tea Party Truth Squad also fell for it, when they used Ben Hoffman as a source to tweet that Taylor Swift was at the party. Isn’t that ironic? This is not the first time the Web has tricked and pulled down the rest of the web. Recently, there was a hoax story that President Lincoln had an idea for a Facebook back in the 1800s. Only his Facebook would be paper, not digital. Don’t be ridiculous.

About Tyler

Tyler is the chief media reporter for TKNN, with the news organization since its founding in November of 2010. He has previously served as chief political reporter and chief political anchor for TKNN.

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