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Tons Of People Fell For A Hoax That McDonald's Was Getting Rid Of The Big Mac

The rumor was started thanks to a satirical story on the website Daily Buzz Live.

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Thanks to a story on the website Daily Buzz Live, gullible burger lovers across the world have been tricked into believing that McDonald's is getting rid of their Big Mac, apple pies, and large sizes.

The tricky thing is that Daily Buzz Live features both real news stories AND a few that are satire, so it's not super surprising that people fell for the news.

"With McDonald's profits tanking over the recent months, the company has had to make some tough decisions to find adequate solutions for their financial distress by shrinking menu sizes," reads the story, which is labeled under the categories "controversial" and "news" but not satire.

After the story was published on Friday, it went viral online, getting more than 8,500 shares on Facebook and making plenty of Big Mac eaters despondent.

THEY'RE GETTING RID OF THE BIG MAC AT MCDONALD'S WHAT IS LIFE OMG.

Celie Austin@celie_austinFollow

THEY'RE GETTING RID OF THE BIG MAC AT MCDONALD'S WHAT IS LIFE OMG.

1:20 PM - 22 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

McDonald's getting rid of Big Mac is a gimmick. They just using them drug dealer tactics. It'll be "back for a limited time" soon.

M.D.GNA@circa90neFollow

McDonald's getting rid of Big Mac is a gimmick. They just using them drug dealer tactics. It'll be "back for a limited time" soon.

12:47 PM - 22 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Apparently Mcdonalds is getting rid of the Big Mac😂😂

Q U A V O@joshlambe_Follow

Apparently Mcdonalds is getting rid of the Big Mac

1:06 PM - 22 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Just saw that McDonald's is getting rid of the Big Mac. And I just died a little inside because that's my 2 am drunk meal. 😭

Sarah Gilford@sarahgilfordFollow

Just saw that McDonald's is getting rid of the Big Mac. And I just died a little inside because that's my 2 am drunk meal.

10:56 AM - 22 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

But McDonald's has confirmed the story is just a farce on their Twitter account, and has spent much of the last few days telling people as much.

WHOEVER STARTED THE RUMOR THAT MCDONALD'S IS GETTING RID OF THE BIG MAC DESERVES A SPECIAL PLACE IN HELL FOR THE HEARTATTACK I HAD

«pez»@ohpezFollow

WHOEVER STARTED THE RUMOR THAT MCDONALD'S IS GETTING RID OF THE BIG MAC DESERVES A SPECIAL PLACE IN HELL FOR THE HEARTATTACK I HAD

2:15 PM - 22 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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