The Christian Times Newspaper’s website published a story titled “BREAKING: Hillary Clinton files for divorce in New York courts” on Thursday.
It alleged that attorneys for the former Democratic presidential candidate had served papers, citing “irreconcilable differences” between her and the former president, with the Supreme Court of the State of New York for Westchester County earlier that day.
But myth-debunking website Snopes.com ― which specializes in dispelling hoax news stories and urban legends ― disproved the rumor just hours later.
“This story has no truth to it,” said Snopes writer Dan Evon.
“While the Christian Times Newspaper presents itself as if it were a genuine news organization (by imitating the name of the genuine newspaper the Christian Times), this web site nearly exclusively publishes hoaxes and fake news,” Evon added.
With fake news stories taking on new significance during this election, Snopes has also disproved several other theories in recent days — including dismissing the myth that late Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain endorsed Trump for president back in 1993.