OKLAHOMA CITY —You may have seen an article on social media about a town in Texas being quarantined because of Ebola.
The story was written on the website NationalReport.net, which is a satire news site.
The story claimed the town of Purdon was quarantined after a family of five tested positive for the virus. The website also said road blocks had been set up keeping people out of the town.
Snopes.com, a website that examines rumors and urban myths, created an entry debunking the story after it was shared 79,000 times in nine hours.
Read more: http://www.koco.com/news/report-of-quarantined-texas-town-not-real-shared-on-a-fake-news-website/29128432#ixzz3GK7vSOVx
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