MENLO PARK, California (The Adobo Chronicles, San Jose Bureau) – The Onion, considered the father (or mother) of fake news is the first victim of Facebook’s crackdown announced earlier by Mark Zuckerberg.
Zuckerberg announced a 7-point plan which he says will combat the spread of fake news on the popular social network.
Many people have complained and speculated that the proliferation of fake news in recent months influenced the outcome of the November 8 elections in which Donald Trump won the presidency through the electoral college votes. Hillary Clinton, however, won the popular vote.
In announcing the closure of The Onion’s Facebook page, Zuckerberg said, “we are gunning for the big fish here, and what could be a bigger fish than the publication and online ‘news’ site that started this monster called fake news.”
Zuckerberg said that next in line to be shut down is the New Yorker’s Borrowitz Report, another big-time purveyor of fake news.
As for The Adobo Chronicles, Zuckerberg said, “They’re small fish.”
Gee, thanks Mark!