Fake news stories have been a problem on the internet since the AOL days. They used to shared via email forwards and in chat rooms. Now social media sites are the place for this type of click-bate to surface.

In a press release, the City of Sioux Falls said that on Wednesday, November 30, a person posted a link in a Facebook group to a story alleged about children that were killed by their mother in Sioux Falls.

The City assures citizens that there was no homicide reported to police and no crimes that match the described event.

This story is a type of click-bait designed to draw people to a particular website. The City of Sioux Falls says that internet users should make sure they are getting news from a reputable source and use caution when going to unfamiliar websites.


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