Fake News Article PRANK

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This is a very simple yet one of the most effective pranks that you can pull. All you need is a computer and a VERY basic knowledge of using a special tool called Inspect Element, which you can use to edit a website. In case you are wondering, this prank is not permanent, as it goes away when you refresh the page.

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I have successfully spread a few rumors throughout my school using this. It is just hilarious seeing people talk about Justin Beiber's drug lab or me saving a cat from a 13 story fall. USE CAUTION!!! This prank is likely to spread very fast and there can be trouble if anything goes wrong. Without any further or do, let's begin this instructable.

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Step 1: Choose a News Article Online.

This is very simple. I used ABC news, but you can use anything you want. Heck, you don't even need to use a news site. You can very easily use a Youtube video for example. Anyway, try using something with about as many paragraphs as you need, as it is much more simple.

Step 2: Highlight the Text You Want to Edit

In this case, the title is first. Highlight it and right click. There should be, at the bottom, a button that says Inspect Element. This only works on Google Chrome as far as I know. You can also try using Ctrl + Shift + I.

Step 3: Edit the Title

Find the title of the article. It shouldn't be hard to find at all. Then double click it. Now erase the line and put in a new title. For example, 2 very effective types of titles are:

A celebrity: It should talk about something bad happening to him/her. Ex: "Justin Beiber's Meth Lab Discovered."

You: The article should tell about you doing something heroic. Ex: "(Your Name) saves cat from 12 story plunge."

Step 4: Continue Editing Paragraphs

Continue highlighting, and inspecting element on every line. Be CREATIVE as much as possible. Make your story stand out from every other story in the news.

Step 5: Delete Unneeded Paragraphs

There will most likely be extra paragraphs that you don't need. All you have to do is simply delete the text using Inspect Element.

Step 6: Take a Picture and Use at Your Disposal

You most likely might need to revise your fake story up a bit to sound more professional. When you are fully finished, take a picture through your phone or camera. Now get creative with spreading your fakes news article. Send it in emails, text message, show it to friends, whatever you want! Have fun!

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    captain ladder lace

    2 years ago

    my friend totally believe that i made fake news about new virus zombie hahahaha

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    SergogaZ

    3 years ago

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    ES3

    4 years ago on Introduction

    Very nice, I wish I had time to do this in conjunction with April Fools day. :)

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    LogicBES3

    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    Thank you! It only took me 10 minutes to do this project.

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    LogicB

    4 years ago on Introduction

    Hello! This is my first instructable so I am open for some constructive criticism. I am looking forward to having some awesome tutorials in the future. Thank you!