Did the Los Angeles Times report President Donald Trump admitted to being a Nazi in a speech? No, that's not true: a prank website with a domain name that is almost identical to the real LA Times published a webpage that looked just like an LA Times article on social media but when clicked it revealed a video of Rick Astley singing "Never Gonna Give You Up", a classic joke known as "Rick Rolling".
This is what users on social media would see:
This is what the site looked like when the article was clicked:
Here is the Wikipedia definition of Rick Rolling, in case you haven't been on the internet for very long:
Rickrolling, alternatively rick-rolling, is a prank and an Internet meme involving an unexpected appearance of the music video for the 1987 Rick Astley song " Never Gonna Give You Up". The meme is a type of bait and switch using a disguised hyperlink that leads to the music video.
The website www.latlmes.com (not www.latimes.com, notice the lower-case letter "L" instead of the "i") is a prank website where anyone can upload a headline and pick a video to go with it in order to fool friends online. It appears to be the work of @realjeffkeen. Well played, sir!