A story circulating this week claims that McDonald's was "exposed" for storing human meat in freezers in Oklahoma City. Is this true or false?
The article comes from the humorous website huzlers.com, which has been responsible for a string of outlandish rumors over the past few months.
In the fake story, we read:
Meat inspectors reportedly found, what appeared to be, Human meat stored in the meat factory freezers of an Oklahoma City meat factory and human meat already in trucks right outside the factory ready to be shipped to McDonald’s restaurants. Health inspectors immediately demanded inspection in various McDonald’s meat factories across the country and horrifyingly found human meat in about 90% of the factories inspected thus far.
A video is included, which contains various reports and conspiracy theories about missing children. By including this video, the “humorous” article implies that missing children are ending up in McDonald’s meat.
Huzler’s description states, “Huzlers.com is a combination of real shocking news and satire news to keep its visitors in a state of disbelief.” The website appeared in late 2013 with fake stories about Vine star Lil Terio and Sharkeisha, who appeared in a viral YouTube video. It was also responsible for the rumor that the Flappy Bird creator had committed suicide.
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Human meat was not discovered in McDonald’s freezers. This story comes from a “humorous” website with no corroborating reports by any reputable news organization.