(AllHipHop News) Once again a satirical website has confused some readers into believing a bogus story is the truth. An article titled “Jay-Z Sells Tidal Music for $1 Billion 3 Months After $56 Million Purchase” is circulating on social media, but the source of the post is the fake news site Love That News.
The fabricated article claimed Jay sold his new Tidal streaming service to Facebook owner Mark Zuckerberg. Earlier this month a similar story was posted by another satirical site Celebtricity. That article claimed the supposed sale was for $2.3 billion. Both articles were shared thousands of times on Facebook with some users thinking the information was accurate.
This is not the first time a Hip Hop figure has been caught up in a falsified news story that went viral. In November 2014, the New York Times had to issue a correction after a writer used a fake quote attributed to Kanye West. The quote was taken from the satirical website The Daily Currant.