Fake News: Vladimir Putin Will NOT Sing At Donald Trump's Inauguration

Fact Check

  • by: Maarten Schenk

Several sites are reporting the Russian president will take it upon himself to provide the musical entertainment at President-Elect Trump's inauguration, after earlier reports that the Trump transition team was finding it difficult to find A-list celebrities to perform at the event.

At least two sites are reporting on the 'news': The Borrowitz Report section of The New Yorker and National Report. Of course the first one is a satirical column and the second one is a well-know fake news website known for such in-depth reporting as:

Putin did actually sing on a stage before, there is a well-know video clip of him singing "Blueberry Hill" at a charity event a few years ago:

But CNN is reporting the Radio City Rockettes will be performing at the inauguration, probably a safer and more entertaining choice. Despite this, almost 10.000 people shared and liked the fake news story so far. Don't be one of them!

  Maarten Schenk

Maarten Schenk is the co-founder and COO/CTO of Lead Stories and an 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.

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