Hoax Alert: Netflix and Planned Parenthood Did NOT Team Up For 'Netflix and Pill' Campaign

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  • by: Maarten Schenk


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Noted hoax website 'National Report' tries to spread the story that the popular video streaming service Netflix has teamed up with Planned Parenthood to promote birth control awareness under the slogan 'Netflix and Pill'. The new campaign would be a parody of 'Netflix and Chill', a popular slang term for hooking up. Of course none of it is true.

Netflix's website does not have any mention of Planned Parenthood and the reverse is true as well: there is no mention of 'Netflix' on the Planned Parenthood site at all.

'National Report' has previously reported that Kim Jong-Un endorsed Donald Drump and that Pope Francis endorsed Bernie Sanders so the credibility of the site isn't that high to begin with.

Check out Lead Stories' Hoax Alert section to discover the latest internet hoaxes doing the rounds...

  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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