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I Can't Believe I Have To Debunk A Hoax About Students Threatening To Cut Off Their Penises

Or their testicles, for that matter.

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Dozens of (mostly conservative) sites have written up the hoax as real, including the website of popular alt-right personality Milo Yiannopoulos. One website got over half a million views for its false story, according to a stats counter on the article page.

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Some sites also wrongly reported that the original story said students are pledging to remove their testicles, rather than their penises. They can't even copy-and-paste fake news properly — for shame.

And people are still falling for the story.

I love this idea! Thin the herd. Since we have no biology sense, bet girls are threatening to cut theirs off too. https://t.co/4uP9mqmpwF

There is still hope for the rest Democratic Party I only pray that the colleges keep teaching this method!!🇺🇸🇺🇸🤠 https://t.co/eOxFzfKDf9

Even an Anthony Scaramucci parody account got in on the action.

This is outstanding news for our environment. I'm glad we can agree on the need for the wall @realDonaldTrump @CNN https://t.co/R6ptn01LY5

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