Fake News: Time Warner Cable Did NOT Decline to Renew CNN's Contract

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  • by: Maarten Schenk

Fake news website The Underground Report has published another hoax titled "BREAKING: TIME WARNER CABLE DECLINES TO RENEW CNN'S CONTRACT" this time. It opens as follows:

Cable television giant, Time Warner, has released a statement detailing their decision to not renew CNN's cable TV contact for 2018.

The decision comes off of the news that CNN will be barred from the White House press room indefinitely. This, and a steady decline in viewership and credibility likely led to Time Warner's decision.

CNN released in a comment in response saying that they are grateful for the many years that they have worked with Time Warner, but will now look to the future.

No such statement can be found on Time Warner's site or at Turner Broadcasting's site. Furthermore CNN is owned by Turner who in turn are owned by Time Warner so it would be very strange for them to be dropping their own news network from their own cable package.

The Underground Report is a relatively new fake news website that recently pushed a faked Obama tweet and a forged Clinton email as real so their credibility is already well below zero.

But that doesn't seem to bother the people sharing around the article you can see in the Trendolizer graph at the end of this article. If you notice anyone spreading the rumor around you can help by pointing them to this article here because nobody likes fake news.

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