Casey Anthony Did Not Adopt a 3-Year-Old Girl in Florida

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A fake article claiming that Casey Anthony has adopted a 3-year-old girl from a foster care center in Florida is being shared on social media.

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Fake News

This false short story was published by satirical website Empire News. The phony article claims that Casey Anthony had been able to adopt a 3-year-old girl from a foster center in Florida.

Anthony was acquitted of murdering her 2-year-old daughter Caylee in 2011 during a trail that became a media frenzy.

Enclosed within the article are false quotes attributed to Casey Anthony and a social worker that was supposedly overseeing the adoption process. Although these quotations border on the satiric, they are sure to spark outrage among those who have fallen for this fake piece of writing.

Casey Anthony Satire

Any media fixations are apparently open game for satirical mockery.

In early September, notorious satire site National Report claimed that Casey Anthony was pregnant with twins via artificial insemination. The series of mock articles also claimed that the pregnancies would be documented in a reality TV series.

These sites love to troll social media users with the thought that this woman could be given access to children again.

Empire News

On the bottom right of every Empire News page, there is an ‘About / Disclaimer’ link. Visiting this page will show readers that the site is satirical.

In the current social media world of spurious Facebook claims and brief text-bytes on Twitter, satirical headlines rule. Frequently, these headlines appear to be linked to friends and acquaintances after only a hasty glance. Claims are not generally questioned or sources verified. Ultimately, the outcome can be a viral story which misleads masses of people. Meanwhile, the satire site brings in financial benefits associated with an influx of traffic.

Conclusion

Casey Anthony has not adopted a 3-year-old girl from a foster center in Florida. The origination of this false article is a satire site known as Empire News.

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