We are RumorFix have seen many, many Internet hoaxes, but we’ve got to say this is the most elaborate one we’ve ever seen.
There’s a rumor that televangelist Joel Osteen is leaving the Christian faith. Look how convincing the announcement looks:
First of all, we will tell you — we contacted Joel’s spokesperson who tells us the rumor is not true!
Whoever started this hoax worked really, really hard on it. They created a fake website that looks real, a fake Twitter account and even produced a video with fake headlines from CNN, The Drudge Report and Yahoo News.
Someone has a lot of time on their hands!