It’s no secret that the internet is a cesspool of fake news, celebrity news, and fake celebrity news, and really you should cast a skeptical eye at anything you read anywhere (except here at Yahoo Sports, of course).
Plenty of people love to sling the term “fake news” when they really mean “news that I don’t like,” but every so often, you get absolute, indisputable evidence that what you’re reading is flat-out not true. Such was the case on Friday, when a garbage website reported that Lance Armstrong, former seven-time Tour de France winner, had died.
We go now to Lance Armstrong himself for comment:
I dunno, man. Still gonna need a second source on that one.
(Seriously. Don’t believe everything you read, especially if the only source is some weird website that your aunt shared on Facebook.)
Jay Busbee is a writer for Yahoo Sports and the author of EARNHARDT NATION, on sale now at Amazon or wherever books are sold. Contact him at email@example.com or find him on Twitter or on Facebook.