Fake News: Stormy Daniels NOT Killed In Syrian Airstrike

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  • by: Maarten Schenk
Fake News: Stormy Daniels NOT Killed In Syrian Airstrike

Was adult actress Stormy Daniels killed in an airstrike in Syria? No, the porn star claiming to have had an affair with Donald Trump several years ago did not die in a hail of Tomahawk missiles, that's just a satirical story made up by a humor website. There is no truth to the story.

It originated from an article published on April 14, 2018 by the Waterford Whispers News which was titled "Stormy Daniels Killed In Syrian Airstrike" (archived here) and which opened:

ADULT film star Stormy Daniels has been reportedly killed last night in a US led airstrike in Syria, WWN can confirm.

The controversial porn actress had apparently travelled to the middle eastern country on Thursday in what friends and family members are saying was an unusual move by the dead 39-year-old.

The summary on social media might have fooled some readers into thinking it was a real news report:

Stormy Daniels Killed In Syrian Airstrike

ADULT film star Stormy Daniels has been reportedly killed last night in a US led airstrike in Syria, WWN can confirm. The controversial porn actress had apparently travelled to the middle eastern country on Thursday in ...

But the Whaterford Whispers News has a disclaimer page which reads:

Disclaimer
Waterford Whispers News is a fabricated satirical newspaper and comedy website published by Waterford Whispers News.

Waterford Whispers News uses invented names in all its stories, except in cases when public figures are being satirized. Any other use of real names is accidental and coincidental.

For that reason alone you should probably never believe anything they publish.

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  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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