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The Daily Currant is an American satirical news blog that focuses on politics, technology, and entertainment. A number of its satirical stories have been taken for true news reports by press and members of the public.
Several Daily Currant articles have been reported by established news organizations, sometimes as fact.
On July 3, 2012 the site published a satirical article claiming that Rick Santorum has been caught using gay dating app Grindr by a journalist during an interview; in the article, Santorum admitted to using the app, but stated that he thought it was for finding the nearest coffee shop. Mashable later published an article "Satirical Post About Santorum and Grindr Fools the Web".
On November 6, 2012 the site published a satirical article claiming that former president George W. Bush had accidentally voted for Barack Obama because he couldn't figure out how to properly use his voting machine. The article was reported as fact by news outlets in Texas, "went viral" on the internet, and appeared on the website of La Repubblica, Italy's largest national newspaper.
Another story to receive wide publicity and belief was "Todd Akin Claims Breastmilk Cures Homosexuality", attributing beliefs to the conservative US congressman Todd Akin. The article was widely shared on social media, with many people believing it was true.
On March 6, 2013 the site published a satirical article which said that the Nobel prize winning economist Paul Krugman had filed for bankruptcy. Boston.com and Breitbart.com mistook the story as being true.
The site publish an alleged interview with Palin where she called for action on the Boston Marathon bombing and an invasion of Prague. "And let's not stop at the Czech Republic, let's go after all the other Arab countries too." This led to the headline “Let’s burn Prague: Sarah Palin Calls for the Invasion of the Czech Republic” in Wprost, one of Poland’s top news publications, who withdrew the story after Facebook posts questioned it.