Los Angeles, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/14/2014 -- A story broke online that British scientists had successfully cloned a dinosaur and it immediately spread across social media like a wild fire. The original story included an image of what appeared to be a baby dinosaur and the public took to social media to share the exciting news.
What many believed to be a breakthrough in science was actually a fabricated story by mogul.ws, a website that features satire and fabricated fake news stories for pure entertainment.
This outrageous dinosaur story is proof that the public wants to badly believe everything they read online and are quick to share news on social media. “We noticed that many consumers simply want to be the first person to break the news to their friends and social following. The Internet today gives everyone the chance to be a reporter and news source,” stated a representative for mogul.ws.
The original dinosaur story can be seen here: http://mogul.ws/uk-scientists-clone-dinosaur/. “Our stories are always so over the top that you would think not a single person would believe they were authentic, but week after week we prove that the public wants to believe the stories so badly that they are posting them all over social media. It is quite entertaining to read the comments and reactions from people. That is what keeps us motivated to constantly push the envelope week after week,” added the representative.
The British scientists clone dinosaur story even mentions fictional PETA representatives and chemists chiming in with insight, further exploiting the ridiculousness of the story.
The website representative added, “We tend to see our website visitors return after they discover that the story was fake and continue with the conversation, admitting that they thought it might be made up, but wanted to believe it so bad. We are having a blast with the news site and our readers love the stories, so we see it growing even larger in popularity with each additional story we release.”
Mogul.ws is a fake news website that delivers entertaining and outrageous stories each week. The content posted on mogul.ws quickly goes viral due to the power of social media and the theory that people believe everything that they read on the Internet. The website has fabricated some of the most outrageous stories that cause intense discussion and debate among the readers. Although a fairly new website, it has continued to grow its readership and is now among the most popular satire news sites in the world. More information can be found at http://mogul.ws.