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Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Reports Claiming that Couple Seeking IVF Treatment Were Twins Is Untrue

TwinsA report that a couple recently went to a Mississippi fertility clinic and got the surprise of their life when the doctor told them that they were fraternal twins was fake news! The original report did not include verifiable details, such as the reporter’s name, the clinic’s name, the identity of the specialist, or the patient’s names. Because the story was quite interesting to read, several subsequent sites reported the story without fact-checking, which further created public acceptance.

See David Mikkelson, Couple Finds Out They Are Biological Twins During IVF Treatment?, Snopes, April 15, 2017. 

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/2017/04/couple-seeking-ivf-find-out-they-are-twins.html

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Comments

That's a fake news site. You've been had.

GWB: The posting was corrected on April 20, 2017.

Posted by: Houser | Apr 18, 2017 9:40:12 PM

The story is fake. See https://www.buzzfeed.com/craigsilverman/this-false-story-about-a-husband-and-wife-discovering?utm_term=.cuqymXW0Vo#.dn8208na1q

GWB: Yes indeed! The posting was corrected on April 20, 2017.

Posted by: guy helvering | Apr 19, 2017 9:17:47 AM

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