Netizens freak out over fake news that Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups was closing
After a fake new article was spread around Facebook and Twitter stating that the popular chocolate candy Reeses’s Peanut Butter Cups was going to cease operation, the internet went on a tizzy.
The article was generated using Breaking News 365, a site that allows you to make a fake news story with faux headlines and photos. The story included a false quote that claims the company stated their closure in a press conference.
Bye Bye Reese's Peanut Butter Cups- to be discontinued https://t.co/CJOgfmnWgT
— Product Patrol (@ProductPatrol) September 24, 2017
This was enough set the internet ablaze as countless tweets came pouring in demanding the reason why the company was closing up shop. Reese’s even had to respond to concerned netizens the state of the company.
But rest assured, Reese’s isn’t going anywhere.