Did a young man named Jacob Paul stab his friend Mike Doors for subscribing to the wrong Youtube channel? No, that's not true: the story was made up by a satire website that often posts made up articles for entertainment purposes. It is not real.
A young Florida Man has been jailed yesterday after he stabbed his best friend, supposedly for "contributing to the end of the world as we know it", and by that he meant "for subscribing to T-Series".
Jacob Paul is a fan of Pewdiepie and his friend Mike Doors wanted to piss him off by subscribing to Pewdiepie. They were both at Paul's house and after he performed the "prank", and Paul went to the kitchen, got a knife and stabbed his so-called "best friend".
Users on social media only saw this title, description and thumbnail so they wouldn't have immediately known it was not from a real news website:
A young Florida Man has been jailed yesterday after he stabbed his best friend, supposedly for "contributing to the end of the world as we know it", and by that he meant "for subscribing to T-Series". Jacob Paul is a fan of Pewdiepie and his friend Mike Doors wanted to piss him off by subscribing [...]
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(Note: the old name of 8satire.net used to be 8shit.net)
PewDiePie has long been the YouTube channel with most subscribers but T-Series is quickly catching up and many people heavily invested in following the race for the top spot:
YouTuber PewDiePie is battling Indian channel T-Series in a bid to retain his status as the YouTuber with the most subscribers. One fan hacked 50,000 printers over the weekend to print out a message urging people to subscribe to his channel. Both channels have more than 73 million subscribers, with PewDiePie currently in the lead by about 300,000.
No reliable media websites have reported anything about a murder among fans of the channels though.
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