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- The post is made to look like a newspaper page from the 1920s.
- The page and its fake headlines were created by The Onion.
"Billionaires Buy U.S. from Millionaires."
The text of the article is too blurry to read.
Below that is a caption with grammatical errors that claims:
"This is a 1927 News Article showing America was sold to five Billionaires The Rothschild’s, Rockefellers , DuPont’s, Harriman’s and Warburg’s."
The post was flagged as part of Facebook’s efforts to combat false news and misinformation on its News Feed. (Read more about our partnership with Facebook.)
One of the comments on the post says the newspaper page was produced by The Onion, known for its satirical headlines and stories.
On Aug. 24, 2005, under the headline "August 23, 1927," The Onion posted what looks like the front page of a newspaper from the 1920s.
The newspaper’s name — The Onion — is clearly visible at the top.
Below the main headline are subheads that are further proof that The Onion was merely having fun: "Future of Nation in Yet Wealthier Hands; Rich Will Regulate Government, Citizenry."
A Facebook post claims: "This is a 1927 News Article showing America was sold to five Billionaires The Rothschild’s, Rockefellers , DuPont’s, Harriman’s and Warburg’s."
The article is a spoof from The Onion.
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