According to a “news” report being shared via social media, Monica Lewinsky has been murdered during an apparent robbery. The report claims that a “known pot addict” is a suspect in the murder and suggests that the Clintons are also being treated as suspects. It also claims that the affair between Monica Lewinsky and Bill Clinton never ended.
Lewinsky is Not Dead — Report is Fake-News
However, the claims in the report are untrue. Lewinsky is not dead and has even confirmed her aliveness via a Twitter post in which she uses the hashtag #stillhere and links to a Snopes.com story about her death hoax.
In fact, the false report comes from a fake-news “satirical” website called America’s Last Line of Defense. A disclaimer on the website’s About page notes:
DISCLAIMER: America’s Last Line of Defense is a satirical publication that may sometimes appear to be telling the truth. We assure you that’s not the case. We present fiction as fact and our sources don’t actually exist. Names that represent actual people and places are purely coincidental and all images should be considered altered and do not in any way depict reality.
In other words, if you believe this crap you’re a real dumbass.
Thus, nothing published on the site should be taken seriously.
In May 2017, America’s Last Line of Defense published another fake report that falsely claimed that the body of Monica Lewinsky’s son, David, had been found in New York’s Central Park under “Suspicious Circumstances”.
Wise to Verify Before Sharing
It is a good idea to verify any strange or unusual “news” reports that come your way via social media. A search via a news aggregator such as Google News will usually reveal if a circulating story is true. If a well-known person such as Monica Lewinsky really had been murdered, then the story would receive widespread coverage by the mainstream news media.
An example of the post:
BREAKING: Monica Lewinsky Found Dead
Importance NoticeAfter considerable thought and with an ache in my heart, I have decided that the time has come to close down the Hoax-Slayer website.
These days, the site does not generate enough revenue to cover expenses, and I do not have the financial resources to sustain it going forward.
Moreover, I now work long hours in a full-time and physically taxing job, so maintaining and managing the website and publishing new material has become difficult for me.
And finally, after 18 years of writing about scams and hoaxes, I feel that it is time for me to take my fingers off the keyboard and focus on other projects and pastimes.
When I first started Hoax-Slayer, I never dreamed that I would still be working on the project all these years later or that it would become such an important part of my life. It's been a fantastic and engaging experience and one that I will always treasure.
I hope that my work over the years has helped to make the Internet a little safer and thwarted the activities of at least a few scammers and malicious pranksters.
A Big Thank YouI would also like to thank all of those wonderful people who have supported the project by sharing information from the site, contributing examples of scams and hoaxes, offering suggestions, donating funds, or helping behind the scenes.
I would especially like to thank David White for his tireless contribution to the Hoax-Slayer Facebook Page over many years. David's support has been invaluable, and I can not thank him enough.
Closing DateHoax-Slayer will still be around for a few weeks while I wind things down. The site will go offline on May 31, 2021. While I will not be publishing any new posts, you can still access existing material on the site until the date of closure.
Thank you, one and all!