Is Michele Bachmann Trying To Ban Halloween? Free Wood Post Article Confuses Social Media, Spawning Epic Internet Hoax [VIDEO]

By iDesign Times Reporter October 18, 2013 12:45 PM EDT
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Is Michele Bachmann trying to get Halloween banned? The conservative House Republican representative allegedly claims that "sucking on Satan's candy bags" leads to liberal thinking. (Photo: Reuters)

Is Michele Bachmann really trying to ban Halloween? A recent article on the Free Wood Post website claims that Republican representative Michele Bachman is trying her best to get Halloween banned, claiming that "sucking on Satan's candy bags," as she allegedly calls the trick or treat gleanings, will lead to liberal thinking.

According to the Free Wood Post"Michele Bachmann, Republican Congressional Representative to Minnesota and founder of the Tea Party Caucus, is at it again. She is calling for a ban on Halloween, stating, 'This holiday is based in Satanism. It's a Pagan ritual to worship Satan and call him forth to the earth, and the liberal elites have added socialism to it. We are in the end days and we must purify our nation if we are to be welcomed into the kingdom of God.'"

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The story then goes on to "quote" Bachmann as she shares why she wants to ban Halloween: "We have to ban Halloween to save the children. That's how they indoctrinate them you know. Giving them Satan's candy sacks. Soon you've got a country full of children sucking on Satan's sacks and thinking liberal thoughts instead of good Christian ones."

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So is Michele Bachmann trying to ban Halloween? True or false?

While the Free Wood Post website disclaimer clearly names itself satire, and even under the header it says, "News that's almost reliable," quite a number of people still missed the header altogether and have taken the satire article as gospel truth. The article was posted earlier this week and has been shared at breakneck pace on social media sites like Twitter, Facebook and Reddit.

Of course, some people have done what they could to let folks know this is not a factual report. Others, however, appear to be trying to proliferate the rumor. Indeed, Internet hoaxes are nothing new and it takes very little time for "news" to travel word-of-mouth and for large portions of the internet to begin buzzing a lie.

This year we've seen numerous political hoaxes spread like wildfire by those who are a little too trusting or just too lazy to check facts, with many of these hoaxes targeting President Obama. With everything from President Obama having a mental breakdown, to reports of him calling Putin a jack*ss to his face, and even the latest false rumor that he is being impeached, political hoaxes on the web are nothing new. Though none of these stories are true, they have nonetheless spread quickly, radically misinforming massive groups of individuals.

If you're not convinced, just take a look at a few of the tweets we gathered below showing people's responses to the "news" that Michele Bachmann wants to ban Halloween. In addition, if you see someone spreading the misinformation, do them a favor and share this article so that everyone keeps their stories straight.

WATCH: Michele Bachmann Wants to Ban Halloween, "Sucking on Satan's Candy Sacks Leads to Liberalism"

Twitter responds to article saying Michele Bachmann wants to ban Halloween

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