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Oh no, Buzzfeed ran unverified reports alleging Trump ordered Russian prostitutes to perform a golden shower

In a scarcely believable turn of events, everyone believed Donald Trump had ordered sex workers to perform golden showers for him in a hotel room in Russia – thanks largely to the publishing of an unverified document by Buzzfeed News.

This was, as it turns out, a huge mistake by Buzzfeed.

For the more naive amongst us, a golden shower is a sex act wherein an individual urinates on another individual. Now that we’ve got the unsavoury details out of the way, what actually happened?

Basically, Buzzfeed are getting dragged across the coals for posting a document which they believed came from a Russian intelligence source which allegedly contained details of president-elect Donald Trump’s relationship with Russia.

Running an unverified document is always a bad idea, but particularly if the contents allege obscene sex acts committed by the incoming President of the United States.

The section in question suggested that Trump had stayed in the presidential suite at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Moscow, where he allegedly knew Barack and Michelle Obama had stayed on one of their official visits – and defiled the bed in spite with, you guessed it, a golden shower from multiple sex workers.

This was reportedly confirmed by a number of employees at the hotel. Further, the document states that Russia believed they had enough material to blackmail Trump if need be.

Anyway, Buzzfeed decided to post this information and subsequently saw things get a little..um…soggy.

Firstly, Trump himself got really pissed (sorry) and took to Twitter to call out the farcical situation as “fake news” and a “political witch hunt.”

Twitter was awash with people commenting on the outrageousness of the situation, along with the potential for easy puns – as I believe I have aptly showcased here.

No one really knew what to think for a while, however it has recently come to light that, like many of the great stories of our time, it was simply a fabrication from 4Chan.

Apparently, a 4Chan poster created the ‘Fan Fiction’ and sent it through to the CIA who then treated it as real and included it in their report about Trump and Russia.

So basically, in their hastiness to find a good story and disregard for the reputation of the president-elect, news sites ran this story. Showing once and for all, the value of a good fact check.

I, for one, hope the entirety of Donald Trump’s presidency is this amusing.

What? It hasn’t started yet?

Just think of some of the stories that people will fabricate in the years to come, four more years.

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