Satire Alert: Statue of Liberty is NOT Getting a Husband

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  • by: Maarten Schenk



Lead Stories' Trendolizer™ detected a story making the rounds about Lady Liberty finally getting hitched. We can reassure her admirers that she still is single: the story originated on, a well-known satirical website. The Statue of Liberty was originally a gift from France and the Clickhole story claimed the plan was always to send over two statues but that due to budget constraints it took until now to complete the second one.

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Lead Stories' Trendolizer™ constantly scours social networks worldwide for relationship updates from Lady Liberty. Scroll down to see the latest.

  Maarten Schenk

Lead Stories co-founder Maarten Schenk is our resident expert on fake news and hoax websites. He likes to go beyond just debunking trending fake news stories and is endlessly fascinated by the dazzling variety of psychological and technical tricks used by the people and networks who intentionally spread made-up things on the internet.  He can often be found at conferences and events about fake news, disinformation and fact checking when he is not in his office in Belgium monitoring and tracking the latest fake article to go viral.

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