May 18, 2015


CNN host Anderson Cooper experienced an abrupt reversal on Twitter Monday after responding to a post from Clickhole, the satirical outlet that aims to skewer viral news websites.

Cooper was responding to a post from Clickhole quoting him alongside two other celebrities giving nonsensical advice in fictitious commencement speeches. Shortly afterwards, he appears to have realized that Clickhole did, in fact, concoct the quote.

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Benjamin Mullin is the managing editor of He previously reported for Poynter as a staff writer, Google Journalism Fellow and Naughton Fellow, covering journalism…
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