A hoax story reporting that Pope Francis endorsed Bernie Sanders for U.S. president spread virally on social nets Monday, October 26, 2015, according to Lead Stories' Trendolizer.
The report published on a fake news website that mimics USA Today is not true, Lead Stories confirmed. Still, many people seem to believe it and share it. Make sure your friends know better by sharing THIS entry on your Facebook and Twitter accounts.
The report quotes Pope Francis saying: "The synod experience also made us better realize that the true defenders are not those who uphold its letter, but its spirit; not ideas but people; not formulas but free availability of God's love and forgiveness. I see in Senator Bernard Sanders a man of great integrity and moral conviction, who understands these principles and genuinely wants what's best for all people."
But Pope Francis has been very careful not to take sides in American political debates.
The website cleverly disguises it's true nature with the URL USAToday.com.co. The real USA Today is USAToday.com (note the last of the final .co)
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