An elaborate internet hoax fooled people into thinking Bill Murray was running for President of America
Murray for President.
Several websites, whose domain names have been mocked up to resemble the names of America's most respected news sites such as ABC News and NBC, today ran the story that Bill Murray had announced that he was running for President of the United States.
Here is an excerpt from the fake story:
Outlandish as that seems, URL names like abcnews.com.co caused people to fall for the hoax, and the evidence is all over Twitter:
Apparently this isn't a joke! Murray for President! Would you vote for him? https://t.co/WpuAsyQ0x0
— 993 WAJK (@993WAJK) January 20, 2016
Bill Murray for president? Is this real life? https://t.co/H7skDqiI55
— Chris Jones (@_chrisjones_) January 20, 2016
Bill Murray for President!
— Boudicca Fox-Leonard (@BoudiccaFox) January 20, 2016
Highlight of today, hearing that BIll Murray announced his campaign for President
— Michael Taranto 🎲🐉 (@SuburbanFire) January 20, 2016
that moment when you hear bill murray is running from president #americadoit
— santpoort (@julienmier) January 18, 2016
Whatever though, we'd still vote for the man ahead of Donald Trump or Ted Cruz.